View Poll Results: How old was your bub when they had 3 - 4 feeds a day?

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    Default How old for 3 - 4 feeds a day?

    How old was your BF bub when they were reliably only feeding 3 - 4 times a day?

    I'm returning to work soon & my shift will only be 3.5 - 4 hours long (morning, afternoon, evening) and I'm wondering when it will get less likely that I'll have to miss a feed. I'm already dreading expressing enough EBM to get her through my shifts (she feeds 2 hourly during the day most days!).

    btw I know all babies are different and they go through phases of wanting more/less milk, etc, etc, etc. I'm just wondering when your bub was on 3 - 4 feeds a day.

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    DS is 10 months. He has 4 feeds during the day. When he wakes, before each of his 2 sleeps and before bed. His sleeps usually start at 10-11 and 2-3ish. Sometimes he's not interested in a feed before his second sleep. He also feeds once or twice over night.

    I work 2 days a week and am away from him for 9 hours and in that time he won't drink any milk.

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    I used to and still work 4-5hr shifts and I would only express for comfort whilst at work if required. DD stopped all bottles at 11mths old (as in point blank refused them and she is not into sippy cups). I just fed her when I got home.

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    I think from around 3 months both my children pretty much reliably fed 7am, 11am, 3pm and then 7pm (plus any required night feeds). This continued mind you til both were at least one.

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    Wow only 3-4 feeds a day from 3 months (were they breastfed???). That doesn't seem like very much.

    I b/f DD till around 22 months and she was still having at least 4 feeds in a 24 hr period till 18 months when I returned to work 2 days a week. It is tricky for me to say exactly as DD was always fed on demand (I don't believe it is healthy to put b/f babies on feeding schedules!!!). Hope that helps OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnysmama View Post
    DS is 10 months. He has 4 feeds during the day. When he wakes, before each of his 2 sleeps and before bed. His sleeps usually start at 10-11 and 2-3ish. Sometimes he's not interested in a feed before his second sleep.
    This is my DS, exactly. He's 9 months old. He fed like this from 8.5 months; he had another feed in there somewhere before that.

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    My DS was feeding 4 times a day till 9 months then weaned himself to 3 and then by 11 months only 2.

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    My 18mo is on that now. Usually 4 (or more) when I'm home and three on the three days I work. He's been at this level since about 14mo

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    My DS went to 4 feeds during the day at around 8 months, 3 feeds at around 10 months and now at nearly 12 months he has 2 a day plus a sippy cup during the day.

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    DS went to 4 feeds during the day and none at night from 4 months!! I started offering him an extra one every now and then but he usually only took the four. I did freak out a little (because of a silly CHN who told me to wake him up for an extra feed) but I just went with his lead and he is still having those four feeds (9mths now). He must be ultra efficient!

    Good luck with returning to work and as you said, all bubs are different as to when they drop feeds.

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