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    Default Is this normal?

    For the last few weeks my 4 month old has been feeding 2 hourly during day.
    Just lately she doesn't want to feed that often anymore. Ill try feed at 2 hours but she doesn't want to. Is this normal?

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    My girl did that - I'm pretty sure around then, or a lil earlier. Completely normal. Quite often it coincides with/after a growth spurt.

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    I keep thinking she wants to feed but she just takes herself off and doesn't want to hmmm

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    My now 5 month old went from 3 hourly to 5 hourly at 4months...my first did the same thing. Still putting on weight and happy.

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    Wow that's good to know. Thanks! If I try feed sometimes she does the kiss off and turns her head away. I've been persisting but she gets cranky so I'm guessing if she does that u should just change activity or put her to bed.

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    My little girl who is also four months has just started doing the same thing. Although she'll suckle until I have a let down and only THEN will she decide that she doesn't want it....

    As I spray across the house wasting my milk

    It took me a while but I've realised when she's not hungry and don't force her she's still a happy chunky bub so I'm not worried. So yes, I think it is normal! Enjoy the spaced out feeds!

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    Another thing, did you find your supply settled down? I think mine has. The only thing is I don't seem to be able to express much anymore. In the morning I used to express 100ml. I'm lucky to get 50ml now.

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    Yes, totally normal, and it does sound as though your supply has settled down, in earlier months it is easier to pump, later on can become just about impossible! (I was the worlds worst pumper, but had a great supply)

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    Also, my girl will suckle for a bit, then pull away if she's teething - her ears/jaw ache on one/both sides so some days feeding is a struggle until she's had some pain relief.


 

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