this is my 2nd bub but 1st time successfully breastfeeding.
im wondering if breastfed babies ever fall into a 'feeding routine'. For example: formula fed babies have 120ml bottles every 4hrs.
Do breastfed babies start to feed on a schedule? maybe once supply is established?
My bub is 11 weeks and our feeds are pretty much all over the place still. i demand feed and he's feeding anywhere from 2-2.5hrs. Cluster feeds and i comfort feed him. Goes 8-9hrs o/night occasionally wakes once.
I had a friend who stopped breastfeeding because she couldnt deal with the "non-routine' feeds. She liked the sound of bub feeding every 4hrs, knowing the are full after that bottle and dont need another bottle untill the clock says so. She was a routine freak and craved routine. So she switched to formula.
This all probably sounds stupid, im just so used to formula feeding, as i did with my first baby and breastfeeding is soooo different!
To me, It seems that baby does all the work to make sure there is enough milk for him and you just have to let him go for it.
What are breastfed babies feeding scheduals like when they are older like 10mths plus?? or when ur introducing solids?
It's just so different and i havent got my head around it yet.