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    Default When did your baby stretch out their feeds?

    My bub is 5 months soon and still feeds 2 hourly during day then has a 6-7 stretch over night (occasionally less).
    2 hourly during day is quite full on at times. Anyone who fed this regularly and when did thru begin to drop feeds and go longer in between?

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    DS1 fed 1-2 hourly during the day up until about 9 months, then he went to around 3 hourly, by 12 months was on around 3 feeds during the day.

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    Ah the good old days of 6-7 hrs overnight. Around six months I think is when DS stretched his day feeds out a bit longer than his 2.5-3hrly. However his night sleep went to crap. We are currently lucky to get three hour stretches overnight.

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    I would also be careful! I stretched out DS's feeds at 24 weeks at the advice of the CHN, and ended up cluster feeding from about 3 - 6am every night. It messed with my supply and I almost had to stop breastfeeding. As it is I now comp feed one feed before bed to give him a longer stretch overnight (he's 41 weeks) but I still try and feed him about every 3 hours during the day and at least twice overnight. I find it hard to keep up with him! I think some babies just feed that often. They know what they need and when, is what I tend to think, and I wish I hadn't messed with it when I did...

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    Around 10 months and she really started cutting back. By 11 months she was only feeding twice daily. It was very sudden and entirely of her own volition. I didn't ever expect it to happen.

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    I BF my two girls and they were so different! DD1 would/could go around 6 hours between feeds. DD2 was 2-3 hours, but would sleep all night.
    Then along came DS! He was doing the 2 hour thing, and I was getting nothing done at all. In the end, I had to BF and then top him up with formula after a feed. That would get him to the 4 hour mark. I had to do that, so I could get things done! DD1 was 4 DD2 was 2 when he was born, so it was a little busy.


 

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