+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2,080
    Thanks
    119
    Thanked
    474
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default How often does your 4 month old BF?

    DS2 is nearly 4 months and still feeds every 2-2.5 hours but because he sleeps so well overnight it adds up to only 6 feeds every 24 hrs. But I think now I'm maybe just feeding him that frequently out of habit, he doesn't seem that hungry any more. And there have been a few days with only 5 feeds...

    So I guess to sum up I'm wondering how many times a day you feed your 4 month old and if 5 feeds a day would be okay?

    (not on solids)

  2. #2
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    My advice is if it's not broken don't try to fix it..6 feeds a day and he is sleeping all night? Your already on a good thing!

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to headoverfeet For This Useful Post:

    missie_mackxxxx  (22-01-2013)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,207
    Thanks
    212
    Thanked
    84
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My 4 month old fed every 3 hours during the day and 4 at night.
    I think 5 would be the minimum.
    I assume your baby drinks more during the day because he's not drinking at night.
    have you tried just feeding him when he's hungry?

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to fionaalice For This Useful Post:

    Piffle  (22-01-2013)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,207
    Thanks
    212
    Thanked
    84
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I agree with pp
    if it ain't broke ....

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    989
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked
    230
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default How often does your 4 month old BF?

    My 8 month old has 6 feeds and three solid meals a day

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2,080
    Thanks
    119
    Thanked
    474
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Re: How often does your 4 month old BF?

    I'm not trying to "fix" anything. I know I'm onto a good thing! He's a total miracle child compared with my first. My question is it just feels like he's trying to drop to 5 feeds and I worry that wouldn't be enough

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,487
    Thanks
    449
    Thanked
    1,571
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default How often does your 4 month old BF?

    Sounds like he is a very efficient feeder. I would say it is fine for now, you will probably find him looking for a bit more as he comes into a growth spurt, you will know when that occurs. As long as he seems well, output is sufficient and he is happy, I think 5 feeds is suiting him for now.

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2,935
    Thanks
    1,700
    Thanked
    2,227
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Mine generally has 7 feeds in a day. She's mostly fed on demand, and it ends up being approximately 4:30, 8:30, 11:00, 2:00, 4:30, 6:00, 10:30

    It depends on the day though. Apart from the night time feeds, the times can vary a lot. It pretty much always works out to 7 feeds a day though.

    Edit: Perhaps should mention, one of those (the roughly 2pm one) is a bottle feed, and varies from about 50% to 100% formula. I'm trying to rearrange her feeds to make this earlier in the day, but so far it's proving difficult.
    Last edited by Renn; 22-01-2013 at 19:40.

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    3,666
    Thanks
    1,426
    Thanked
    1,432
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default How often does your 4 month old BF?

    Is bub still having plenty of wet nappies each day? Putting on sufficient weight?

    If so then nothing to worry about. I was always told to try for 7-8 feeds per day as a minimum at that age - but we had weight issues to manage.

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    12

    Default How often does your 4 month old BF?

    My baby is 12 weeks and has 7 feeds a day. If they are a bigger baby I don't think they need as many feeds.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Husband bought our 5 month old the 6-12 month old formula.
    By Harliben in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-04-2012, 08:12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Pea Pods Reusable NappiesPea Pods are the smart choice when it comes to choosing what's best for you, your baby and the environment. Affordable ...
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›