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    Default How often does your 4 month old BF?

    DS2 is nearly 4 months and still feeds every 2-2.5 hours but because he sleeps so well overnight it adds up to only 6 feeds every 24 hrs. But I think now I'm maybe just feeding him that frequently out of habit, he doesn't seem that hungry any more. And there have been a few days with only 5 feeds...

    So I guess to sum up I'm wondering how many times a day you feed your 4 month old and if 5 feeds a day would be okay?

    (not on solids)

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    My advice is if it's not broken don't try to fix it..6 feeds a day and he is sleeping all night? Your already on a good thing!

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    My 4 month old fed every 3 hours during the day and 4 at night.
    I think 5 would be the minimum.
    I assume your baby drinks more during the day because he's not drinking at night.
    have you tried just feeding him when he's hungry?

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    I agree with pp
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    Default How often does your 4 month old BF?

    My 8 month old has 6 feeds and three solid meals a day

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    Default Re: How often does your 4 month old BF?

    I'm not trying to "fix" anything. I know I'm onto a good thing! He's a total miracle child compared with my first. My question is it just feels like he's trying to drop to 5 feeds and I worry that wouldn't be enough

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    Default How often does your 4 month old BF?

    Sounds like he is a very efficient feeder. I would say it is fine for now, you will probably find him looking for a bit more as he comes into a growth spurt, you will know when that occurs. As long as he seems well, output is sufficient and he is happy, I think 5 feeds is suiting him for now.

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    Mine generally has 7 feeds in a day. She's mostly fed on demand, and it ends up being approximately 4:30, 8:30, 11:00, 2:00, 4:30, 6:00, 10:30

    It depends on the day though. Apart from the night time feeds, the times can vary a lot. It pretty much always works out to 7 feeds a day though.

    Edit: Perhaps should mention, one of those (the roughly 2pm one) is a bottle feed, and varies from about 50% to 100% formula. I'm trying to rearrange her feeds to make this earlier in the day, but so far it's proving difficult.
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    Default How often does your 4 month old BF?

    Is bub still having plenty of wet nappies each day? Putting on sufficient weight?

    If so then nothing to worry about. I was always told to try for 7-8 feeds per day as a minimum at that age - but we had weight issues to manage.

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    Default How often does your 4 month old BF?

    My baby is 12 weeks and has 7 feeds a day. If they are a bigger baby I don't think they need as many feeds.


 

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