Dove - posted on 09/16/2014
Whenever she wants. I had a child that did fine nursing every 3 hours... and a child that would sometimes nurse 3 times in the same hour. Both perfectly fine...
If your baby is having a problem w/ spitting up... try smaller (one breast per feed) more frequent feeds, gentle burping, and having her upright for at least 20 minutes after each feed. She may be a 'happy spitter' or there may be something in your diet that upsets her tummy or she may just have reflux which may or may not need meds to treat.
Sarah - posted on 09/16/2014
Breastfed babies tend to eat about every 2 to 3 hours. Newborns tend to go in a eat, play, nap cycle. She will probably want to eat as soon as she wakes up. After she eats she will be happy and awake for a little bit. Then she will start to get fussy and sometimes act like she is hungry (I learned with my last two that their cry and many of their signs were the same for hunger and tired). So if she has ate and played try sleep next instead of food.
If she is throwing up a lot make sure you are burping her well. Also make sure something you are eating is not bothering her tummy. Keep a log of what you eat, when you feed, and how baby acts. If you notice a pattern try taking out that particular food and see if that helps. In general if there is a problem with food bothering baby it tends to be milk or milk products. You may also want to talk to your doctor as she may have acid reflex. Having baby sit upright for about 15 to 20 minutes after a feeding can help also.
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