I was just sat here wondering....how come mothers breastfeed more frequently than babies who are formula fed?
I read a thread earlier about breastfeeding and was surprised at how often some of you guys do it, like every hour or 2!
I remember feeding DD formula when she was round 8 weeks old and only giving her a bottle every 4 hours as this is what it told me to do on the back of the tin. Being young and naive I never questioned it. There may have been the odd time I thought DD was rather hungry and so gave her another bottle after say 3 hours, but it didn't happen often..
The guide is to feed them every 4 hours...for formula and every 2-3 hours for breast fed babies...
Why? Isn't food food to babies, no matter what it is...? Why is there a difference?