How Often Is You 3 4 Week Old B F

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falafal0 - December 5

girls, how often would you say your 3 or four week old is br___t fed? I seem to be feeding heaps, nearly every hour some days it seems - help!...what are your bubs doing?


Krissy25 - December 5

Mine is almost 4 months now but i do remember there were times when i felt like i was feeding my dd nonstop, it's normal. Your baby is probably going through a growth spurt now. I still feed my dd quite often she is more of a snacker than going for a nice long feed, maybe that is how your baby is too.


January - December 5

my dd is 4wks today and we are now up to 2-4hrs between feedings.. I have had days that it's every 1-1 1/2. Are you pumping as well to make sure you have a good milk supply that's flowing well to make sure they are getting full before falling asleep? I was pumping after every feeding for 3wks.. now I have tons of milk. You might want to do a search for nibble nursing.


excited2bemama - December 5

Its totally normal. At 3-4 weeks old your lo is still building your milk supply. My dd is 6 months and she still nurses every 1.5-2 hours during the day.. She goes 9-11 hours straight at night without nursing so I don't mind so much. But they get to be faster nursers so even though my lo nurses very often sometimes its for as little as 3-5 min. and other times (before naps and bedtime) it can be close to 30 min. you don't need to pump after feedings unless you feel like you have low supply. Babies that young want to be close to mom and like the soothingness of sucking.. REMEMBER babies nurse for reasons other than hunger and that is perfectly ok and normal. Just keep doing what you are doing- Demand feeding is the best way to make sure you have the milk supply your baby needs.


mamagoose - December 5

Around that time, it was pretty much every 2 hours throughout the day, and about 3-4 times at night... So on average, 10-12 times a day. They go through a big growth spurt around 4 weeks, so don't be surprised if your baby suddenly wants to nurse even more frequently... the good news is, she might start slowing down after that!



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