Inzhiya031010 - posted on 03/07/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am a new mom. I was the only child in my family so I got like no experience with babies. Maybe this is a silly question but I get confused when to feed her. My baby girl turned 5 months on the 5th. She seems less hungry, and has a longer period between feedings. I breastfeed only, maybe sometimes i give her rice cereal in between. I used to nurse her every 3 hours or less. Now she can go up to 4 1/2 about (maybe even up to 5 hours) If she is taking a nap that long... but i try not to wait longer than that if she doesn't start asking i feed her and she seems like she is not into nursing so much (eat maybe 5 minutes, like she is hungry then kind of suck slow chill, get distracted) so i feed her up to 10 min. Her tommy looks so full and she feel very heavy. So do babies around 5 months and older have their own schedule when they want to eat? Or should i really try to make her nurse if it has passed 3 to 4 hours even if she is not hungry? I don't want to overfeed her...