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    Default How often does your newborn feed?

    My DS is 5 weeks old today. He is ebf and generally feeds every 2-3 hours for 15 minutes. How often does your bub feed? His night feeds now are still this frequent however he only feeds for 10 minutes at a time. Because he cluster feeds in his witching hour (4pm-7pm) I assume that this is just because he is 'topping up'. I hear a lot of mummies say that their bubs feed 4-5 hourly overnight at this age? I know every baby is different, just curious to hear your experiences at this age. Thanks in advance

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    1-2hrly. Dd1 fed 4hrs straight every evening till 2-3mths.

    Dd2. 1-3hrly till 3mths. Then 2-3hrly till 6mths.

    Perfectly normal newborn behaviour

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    Dd is 7 weeks. She feeds roughly 2 hourly during the day except at her witching hour when she cluster feeds like crazy! Up until a week ago she fed 2 - 3 hourly at night too. We've just started getting one 4 - 5 hour stretch overnight now.

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    Still feed. 2hourly in the day at 5 months
    by 8w it was 6 hour blocks at night
    10w - 7-9 hour block at night
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    2 hrly until 6 myths or so. Cluster feeding between 2 am and 6 am.

    Of my 6 most feed 2 to 3 hourly until 8 weeks or so. I am big believer in feeding when bub is hungry. Just go with the flow.

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    Totally normal, we had 4-5 hour stints of sleep from 3 to 4 months, then the regression hit and we've been hit and miss since then.

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    DD fed 4 hourly as a newborn. DS fed 2-3 hourly during the day but did longer stretches overnight at that age. But he regressed at some stage and woke for much more frequent night feeds (maybe 3 hourly or so) until I might weaned him at 14mths. OP your little one is completely normal....they are all so different!

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