View Full Version : How many breast feeds a should baby have?
Just wondering how many breast feeds a baby should be having at any given age. Is there a chart or something anyone knows of?
Edited coz I just saw your baby is 8 months?
Are you wondering if they are getting enough?
Pretty sure she is getting enough, maybe even too much? She's a bit of a piglet!
I just realised that I don't know the answer to this question. I don't know going forward how much she is supposed to have. I have always fed on demand and never really thought about it until now.
Ah yep. I wouldn't worry about it then? Unless it's bothering you? Mine is nearly 7 mths and I think he might have dropped off like *one* feed since starting solids lol.. I think he is having a bit less? I really have no idea! I just don't pay attention.
If he's gone about 2 hours without a feed I start expecting him to be hungry though, especially if it's been a long time since oneof his 'meals'... he does go longer than that though.
Thanks for your input Maire.
The query came about when I read another thread asking about 11 month olds feeding, and seems a lot of bubs only have 2 a day at that age. I can't imagine geting down to that few from where we are.
I demand fed both my kids but they were both about 3 hourly feeds until about 10 months or so before they started dropping a feed.
My son is 15 months old and still has 2 night feeds.
My DD3 at that age was baby led, so whenever she wanted it, she had it.
Babies that age can NEVER have too much boobie..
Personally, i do not count how may boobie feeds DD3 has on any day.
Remember all babies are different, so one baby at the same age may have more and some less..
2 feeds a day! Seems incredible!
I guess that would be more for people who have been actively weaning?
I have a friend who has done that now I think of it . basically had her first on to solids totally I think by 12 months.
I guess I prefer to just let the baby set the pace, so long as you are happy though. For those with other commitments or who hate it or whatever then I guess the active weaning approach suits them.
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