My daughter is 3 weeks old and I am breastfeeding. She eats approx. every 3 hours... I'm just wondering - as she grows will she continue to breastfeed every 3 hours? Or will my body make more milk so that she won't have to eat quite so often? First time Mom just wondering what to expect!! Thanks :)Answer Question
Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 11:12 AM on Jun. 15, 2009
Three hours between feedings is a long time for a breastfed baby. It is likely that there will be times when your baby will need to nurse more, or less often. The best thing that you can do is to feed your baby when she is hungry and let her stop when she is full. If she goes longer than 4hrs. between feedings during the day, then offer to nurse but otherwise babies are usually really good about knowing when and how much they need. Growth spurts (where you baby may want to nurse constantly and sleep a lot) occur at about 6 weeks, and then again at around 3 to 4 months.
Answer by sarahmae3 at 12:45 PM on Jun. 15, 2009
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