Question by  Olive (1195)

How often should my 3 1/2 month old breastfeed?


Answer by  gummie (738)

A 3 1/2 month old baby should be breast-fed as often as he/she needs to be nourished. By 3 1/2 months old, a baby usually nurses every 4-5 hours. But a smaller baby may need to nurse more frequently. Continue to breast-feed as often as needed to maintain a good milk flow.


Answer by  JaneElgin (9)

A baby that young should be fed on demand, especially when being breastfed. The milk is so perfectly designed that it is digested very quickly and efficiently. Both of my 3. 5 month olds could wait no longer than 2. 5-3 hours between feedings, and those were complete feedings.


Answer by  Anonymous

Anything from 4 to 12 feeds is normal - a wide scope! If you are concerned about the length of time between feedings, or is refusing to nurse, try to feed when he is sleepy - or even asleep. Night feeding will often mean a less hungry daytime baby.


Answer by  AppleAnnie (70)

Breast feed every three hours. Put the baby on the first breast for fifteen minutes then burp. Put baby on the next breast for fifteen minutes and then burp.


Answer by  abd (34)

As often as the baby wants. As long as she is wetting her diaper and growing, she is getting enough.


Answer by  Michele61 (24)

This can vary from baby to baby, but will typically be every 2-3 hours. A baby who is sleeping through the night may need to eat more often during the day, while a baby who is still waking up at night to nurse may not need to eat as often.


Answer by  Anonymous

My baby is 4 months old.... he nurses every 3-4 hours on demand.... it depends on how much he sleeps at night. If he sleeps 6-8 hours during the night, he is often more hungry.... your baby will let you know when he is hungry....


Answer by  Anonymous

My girl is 3 months old and she eats every 2 hours and she will nurse for like 10 minutes and thats it,apparently she gets enough cause she is not crying and sleeps thru all night,it depends from baby to baby

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