How often should my 6 month old nurse?
Chet - posted on 09/09/2014
I don't think your paediatrician knows very much about nursing.
Solids should not cut into the amount of breast milk (or formula) a baby gets. From 6 to 12 months solids are mainly for practise. Breast milk should still be the primary source of nutrition.
Also, babies don't nurse only for nutrition. It's perfectly normal for a baby to want to nurse for comfort - when they are tired or feeling insecure.
Breastfed babies don't over eat either. Frequent nursing, where I don't think every three hours at 6 months is frequent, doesn't mean over eating.
At 6 months, 6 to 8 feeds in 24 hours is average... but not a hard and fast rule.
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