Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jun 4th, 2010, 12:21 PM   1
Erised
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: The Wirral
Posts: 5,597

3 Months Old, how often should she feed?


Hey ladies,

Just a question & I'd like some input.
Eleanor is now nearly 3 months, and she's still feeding every 2 and a half to 3 hours (she's fully breastfed). During the night she used to sleep for 9 hours straight, now it's anywhere between 5 & 7 before she'll go down again for a couple of naps. She usually sleeps between 12 & 15 hours during the night (I know, a fair bit more than the 10 she's supposed to)

When at the health visitors yesterday she asked how often Eleanor feeds and mentioned that it should be about every 4 hours now. Erm, surely I should just feed when she wants and for how long she wants? Especially in this hot weather now I'm not particularly comfortable leaving her longer if she doesn't want to. Mind you, she didn't say I had to ... just made the passing comment it should be around every 4 hours by now.

So the question is, how often does/did your 3 month old feed?



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jun 4th, 2010, 12:27 PM   2
SAmummy
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 829
My LO feeds every 2 to 3 hrs (also breastfed.) I was hoping by now he would have his feeds more spaced apart, but he only seems happy this way.



Status: Offline
 
Old Jun 4th, 2010, 12:36 PM   3
Bumpontherun
Pregnant (Expecting)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Inner Hebrides
Posts: 1,275
Helen is six months and feeds 2.5-3 hourly during the day. At 3 months I was lucky to get 2 hours between feeds. Occasionally she will go 4 hours + but only if we are out and about. At night she goes 7:30-3-4 am so I reckon she needs plenty milk during the day. I'd love to have a 4 hour baby but I don't and I don't think it's uncommon at all. As long as you and LO are happy I think you're doing fine!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jun 4th, 2010, 12:40 PM   4
KarrierBag
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 527
I FF and Ava only goes 2-2.5 hours between feeds during the day, and thats on hungry baby milk! Not sure about BF sorry as unfortunately, it didn't happen for us but I think that sounds about right! As long as you and baby are happy



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jun 4th, 2010, 12:41 PM   5
JenStar1976
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chelmsford, Essex, UK
Posts: 1,130
Alex is bottlefed and has 5 x 6oz bottles in 24 hours. We've got him on a 4 hour routine. Afraid I don't know how you'd be able to tell how much they're taking at each breast feed though to then be able to space it out to 4 hours? x



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jun 4th, 2010, 12:44 PM   6
Claire788
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North West, UK
Posts: 1,544
Luke fed (still does) every 3 hours, but sleeps from 8pm - 5.30 without a feed, and still gaining like a trooper, so I wouldnt worry too much!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jun 4th, 2010, 12:48 PM   7
Seity
Pregnant (Expecting)
BnB Elite
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ithaca, NY
Posts: 17,748
My baby is every 2 hours occasionally he'll go 2.5 - 3 hours. The most he goes at night is one 4 hour block then it's back to every 2 hours for the rest of the night.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jun 4th, 2010, 14:23 PM   8
hivechild
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 5,567
During the day he tends to go 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hrs depending on the nap time inbetween. Sometimes he goes 4-5. hours but that isn't common or regular.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jun 4th, 2010, 15:26 PM   9
Scooby12345
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North West, England
Posts: 836
we're still feeding every couple of hours during the day, shes my little snacker! then 7pm, 11pm and 4am. unfortunately she will still only sleep when held or in bed with me but thats another story!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jun 4th, 2010, 15:34 PM   10
greenlady
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,428
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seity View Post
My baby is every 2 hours occasionally he'll go 2.5 - 3 hours. The most he goes at night is one 4 hour block then it's back to every 2 hours for the rest of the night.
That sounds very similar to Flora. Sometimes in the day its even more like 1.5 hours . Not that she's 3 months yet, but I also wanted to say that I think the idea that 'she should be doing 4 hours by now' is pretty out-dated, especially considering she's exclusively breastfed.



 
Status: Offline
 
Reply



Bookmarks

Tags
feed , months

featured articles


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search






SEO by vBSEO