Time Between Feedings?

Karisa - posted on 05/30/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )




Just curious how long everyone's March babies are going between feedings. My 12 week old (breastfed) goes 7-9 hours at night, but is every 2 during the day. I've tried stretching her out, but she'll have none of it! :) I'm not complaining - just curious about where others are!


Skittlesinsocks - posted on 06/01/2011




Elliott (9wks) will sleep 6-8 hours, then nurse, sleep another hour or two, then be up and AWAKE and nursing every hour to hour and a half through the morning... Then he'll go down around 1 or 2 in the afternoon for a 3-4 hour nap, and nurse every 2.5 hours until midnight or so...


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Jenna - posted on 06/08/2011




My daughter is 11weeks and she goes 3hrs during the day and 8hrs at night. She is bottle fed and takes up to 5oz at each feed.

User - posted on 06/04/2011




My DD is 10 weeks old she goes 6-8 hours at night and 2-3 hours during the day.

Yvette - posted on 06/02/2011




My baby is 10 weeks old now and most nights sleeps from 10.30pm until 4.30am/5.30am. When she doesnt it really throws me out! I was feeding her every 2 hours as she wanted it that often, then she started losing weight and we had to go to stay in hospital to have her checked out. While there the maternal health nurse spoke to me about implementing a routine/schedule. I'm not into scheduling a baby strictly, but she explained that my daughter needed to spend less energy feeding, therefore burning up the calories before she got to use them, and more time sleeping and storing the calories. So she suggested feeding every 3 hours during the day - up to 45mins of feeding (half hour on first side then swap sides as I'm breastfeeding - if shes fussing then keep swapping sides as it will keep my flow fast and stop her fussing) some awake/play time, and then with in 1.5hrs of waking she needed to go to sleep. Its amazing how I started to notice her tired signs at almost exaclty the 1.5hr mark! I still swaddle Sequoia for sleep and will continue to do so until she can't be physically swaddled anymore (past 6 months). She can't stop herself from waking herself up with her arms moving about, so I help her by swaddling her. She sleeps on her side due to a medical condition also. After doing all this she started feeding every 3 hours and feeding really well, gaining weight and being so much more settled. I do feed her inbetween if shes asking for it, but most of the time she doesnt want a feed until its been about 3 hours.

Krista - posted on 06/01/2011




My daughter is 10 weeks and eats every 2 hours, and that's on formula! I've tried stretching it out too, and it's not happening! She goes about 6-8 hours at night without a feed though.

Melissa - posted on 06/01/2011




My son is the same he's breastfed every 2 hours during the day, at night he wakes up for a feed every 3 hours or so, last night i was very lucky though as for the first time he went 5 hours (:

Jayme - posted on 06/01/2011




Mine is the same. Except she eats every 4 hours at night. But during the day she is a snacker and eats every 1 - 3 hours.

Leanne - posted on 05/31/2011




Mine feeds every 2-3 hours during the day (closer to 2 hourly most of the time though) then can go 7-10 hours overnight.

Nettia - posted on 05/31/2011




My little girl feeds every 2 1/2 - 3 hours. She goes about 5-6 hours at night. But occasionally she will wake up up for 3 hr feeding during the night.

Katherine - posted on 05/31/2011




My son now has feeds every 2 1/2 to 3 hours, also breastfed, and sleeps 6-7 hours at night. But he used to feed every 1 1/2 to 2 hours lol. I'm so glad that has changed.

Emily - posted on 05/31/2011




My 10 week old has been eating every two hours most of the time too, but like you, I haven't been complaining because he's gone 5-7 hours at night, so if that's what helps get him longer through the night, so be it! BUT, the last week he's starting to go every 3 or 4 hours sometimes during the day, and the last three nights he's slept 8 hours in a row, but we also swaddled him, so that may be the key there. My kiddo also weighs close to 13 lbs at this point, so I'm hoping we'll start stretching the feedings out more during the day!

Bridget - posted on 05/31/2011




My daughter goes about 3 hours during the day, also breastfed, and about 6-8 hours at night depending. She seems to be sleeping for longer stretches.

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