How many times per day - confused

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  1. goddess25

    goddess25 Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I have always wondered this.

    I know your supposed to feed 8-12 times per day. If you feed on both sides at 1 sitting is this classed as one feed or two. I had an app for my phone in the beginning that said 2 but i always thought it would be 1.

    Just wondering cos Livi typically feeds 6-7 times in 24 hours but does both sides at every sitting.

    What is the general consensus.
     
  2. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    Both sides is counted as one feed if its at one sitting xx
     
  3. Lilly12

    Lilly12 Mommy & #2 on board

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    yea thats 1 feed.

    i dont count feedings, LO eats every 2-4 hours, usually every 3 sometimes 2 or 4 so .. as long as your lo is doing good and gaining weight i wouldnt obsess over it tbh
     
  4. Mya209

    Mya209 Well-Known Member

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    My LO is feeding every three hours or so, she's pretty regular. I never thought to worry about how often shes feeding. I just trust her to tell me when shes hungry.
     
  5. goddess25

    goddess25 Well-Known Member

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    I know she is doing fine and I need to stop stressing about it. I guess then since she feeds both sides... it keeps her fuller for longer so she feeds roughly 5 times per day then.

    Thanks.
     
  6. goddess25

    goddess25 Well-Known Member

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    Ended my reply to soon, she is on the 95% percentile for weight so she is gaining really well.
     

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