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    Default Number of breastfeeds in 24 - babies 6-12 months

    I'm just wondering if you could comment re title? If your baby is 6-12 months (or older, out of interest) would you mind saying how many breastfeeds they have in a typical 24hr period?

    It would really help me put some things in perspective I think.

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    At 6 months my DD was feeding 5 or 6 times a day (no feeds through the night). This slowly decreased as she started to eat more solids and when I weaned her a month ago at 11 months she was having 3 feeds a day.

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    DD is 9.5 months and has four during the day (wake up, before both naps and before bed) and 2-3 at night. I probably could drop 1 of the night ones.

    This can vary though cause we demand fees.

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    Not really sure! I don't really take much notice, but my little guy is 8.5 months and I reckon it would be around 4 during the day and between 1 and 3 overnight (it varies)

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    DS is 8.5 months. He usually feeds about 6 times in 24hrs, approximately 7am, 11am, 3pm, 7pm, 10pm and 4am
    Although yesterday I lost count of the number of times he fed during the day...
    I've just cut out a 1am feed and am trying to stretch out the 4am to a bit later.

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    DD is 11 months and we average around 3. First thing in the morning, sometime in the early afternoon after lunch, and after bath.

    Occasionally a 3am feed.

    Some days she quite happily skips the day feed, especially if we are out and about.

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    At 6mths it's 8-12 feeds a day as I don't start solids till then. 8-10 daytime and a couple overnight.

    By 12 mths I was feeding about 5-7 with 2 overnight feeds.

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    DD fed probably hourly or at best 2 hourly at that age (day and night). She didn't really take to solid food until about 8 months. Some babies just love their Mummy Milk.

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    I think it will vary from routine fed to demand fed as well as mostly at home mums vs mostly away during the day from home mums.

    I know on days I worked when my baby was that age she was fed at a specific times but other days it was free service. But she fed more overnight on days I worked than the days I was home. It's like she needed to catch up.

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    Thanks for all the replies, mummas. It's a relief to see that some babies are still feeding so frequently.

    I ask because we're still feeding quite a lot. DS is 6 months (loves solids but we're taking it slowly cos of his intolerances) and we probably still feed 10-12 times in 24hours. About 3-4 feeds a night at the moment. 3 hours is a long stretch of sleep for him these days! Sigh.

    Apart from being pretty dang tired, I am happy with his feeding pattern. He's always been a frequent, snacky type of feeder. I think his feeding isn't about calories though. His nappies are soaked!

    I would like to pick up some casual work around nov/dec when he'll be 10-11 months. A few evenings and some chunks on weekends, I'd say. It's not as critical by this stage if his number of feeds and my supply fluctuates a bit, is it??

    Thanks again all


 

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