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    Default Feeding frequency - 4 month old

    Hi all,

    I am just wondering how often do you feed your 4 month old baby? I was feeding every 3 hours before but lately she been refusing to drink my milk every 3 hourly now. Not sure if she is teething that's why she lost her appetite or she doesnt need to drink ad frequent anymore?

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    Hi, At 4 months we did Feed/Play/Sleep routine which meant a feed every 3-3.5 hours, plus one before bed, and one overnight. A 6 months DS feeds every 4 hours, plus one before bed and one overnight, so your baby may just be moving more towards a 4 hourly cycle. As PP said the become much more efficient at feeding as they grow too.

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    my son is also 4 months. I feed him every three - four hours and sometimes he'll drink heaps and other times he will downright refuse any. Alot of my friends with kids at the same age have had the same experience. I wonder if its a phase they are going through?

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    my DD is just over 4 months and her pattern is ATM. feed on wake up approx 9.30ish will stay up and play then feed her again at around 10.30 then she will have a sleep. wake up again around 3pm and will contuine to feed and play over then next 3 hrs then will have a little nap sometimes from 6pm and i will wake her up at around 8pm just to give her a top up and will sleep though the night.

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    Thanks all for the advise. I been worrying and wondering why my little girl been refusing my milk. Now I know some other babies are behaving the same as mine. I think she is teething too, saliva and thumb sucking plus diarrhea. Sometimes green poo too and been fussy some nights

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    Hello. My DD is four months tomorrow and we are in the process of stretching her out to 4 hourly. There is no rule, she still some times wants to feed 3 hourly. But I am finding she wasn't taking a full feed at 3 hourly or even 3.5 so I have stretched her to 4. Plus then because she wouldn't take a full feed she then would not sleep properly. We work off a feed,play , sleep routine. Although my girl has never been a big feed and will take a big feed (as she is bottle fed), then have a play then I offer her the rest which seems to work. then bed.


 

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