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    I demand feed DD, she's coming up to 4 months and only in recent weeks have I noticed that she is suddenly in a bit of a routine. There are days where it all goes crazy but I'd say 6 out of 7 days she's pretty close to the hour for eats/sleeps! Do what feels right, so hard when there are so many 'experts' out there.

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    I've always demand fed throughout the duration I breastfeed for, of course as they get older I might fob them off if I am busy or don't feel like it, as long as they are happy to have a drink or something to eat instead probably from around 12mths? But def not regularly at that age.

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    Default When to stop demand feeding?

    I demand fed DS till he was weaned at 12 months. Even now he's 21 months old I still demand feed lol whenever he's hungry he gets something to eat
    I fed him every 1-2 hours even at night, sometimes every half an hour, honestly I felt like breastfeeding was my full time job!
    With DD she's 3 months old now and I am demand feeding, she's feeds every 2 hours during the day and pretty much sleeps through the night. Every baby is different.
    You could try a few things perhaps to get her to drink more in one go?
    After DD pulls away I would burp her give her a few min or change her nappy and then offer her the other breast.
    I would try to offer one side until it's empty that way bub would get more hind milk suppose to fill her up more too.
    Also could try mix a bit of formula.

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    I'm still demand feeding my DD at 18 months. Saying that, she's a good little eater & sleeping through the night. Will keep going until she self weans

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    Sorry to hijack, but how come babies demand feed once they are older?
    Do they not settle into a hourly pattern? I've never breast fed a bub till past 10 weeks but plan to this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neekie View Post
    Sorry to hijack, but how come babies demand feed once they are older?
    Do they not settle into a hourly pattern? I've never breast fed a bub till past 10 weeks but plan to this time.
    The same reason you probably don't eat/snack/have a drink of water at exactly the same time each day. Breastfeeding is more than just about nutrition it provides comfort, a 'safe place' and happy hormones for those crazy toddler moments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    The same reason you probably don't eat/snack/have a drink of water at exactly the same time each day. Breastfeeding is more than just about nutrition it provides comfort, a 'safe place' and happy hormones for those crazy toddler moments.
    Ohhh good point! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamilicious View Post
    It's completely up to you. I still demand feed my son at 10 months, although I have night weaned him, so I guess I'm not technically demand feeding! If you are happy, keep doing it.

    I think 7.5 weeks is still so very little, there's no need to worry about getting into a routine yet.
    I also demand feed my 10 month old, I am so jealous that you have night weaned, my little one won't give it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neekie View Post
    Ohhh good point! Thanks
    No worries

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    Default When to stop demand feeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neekie View Post
    Sorry to hijack, but how come babies demand feed once they are older?
    Do they not settle into a hourly pattern? I've never breast fed a bub till past 10 weeks but plan to this time.
    I demand feed my DS 21 months old, I don't mean still demand breastfeeding, but I still feed him when ever he's hungry or thirsty toddlers are just like us, we drink water, juice, snack and main meals and we help ourselves to all that when ever we want. So I make them available to him whenever he wants

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