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What are some causes for baby not breastfeeding as often?

He doesn't have a fever, he's 5 months old, thanks in advance.


Asked by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Sep. 28, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (9)
  • As they grow, they can go longer stretches between feedings. Their tummies grow, and are able to hold more, satisfying them a bit longer. As long as diaper count is good, and weight is good, I wouldn't worry.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:09 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • whatdou mean not often is normal for them to go 4 hrs with out nursing. some babies nurse every hour others very 2 ans so on. how often does he nurse?

    Answer by piwife at 7:59 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • he usually nurses every 2-2.5 hours even at night.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:02 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • if he's not as hungry as normal he could be just going through a change. I know my baby girl goes through spurts where for a day or so she isn't very hungry and doesn't want to eat much but then it comes back. I think its just their body going through a change and maybe makes them more tired and less hungry or something. Hope this helps. if your looking for reason to make him not nurse as much i couldn't tell you. maybe you can try giving him some soupy cereal to take his stomach longer to empty now that he's bigger but some people are really controversial about this. i started my baby on cereal when she was about five months or so. maybe ask your physician.

    Answer by myegoisprego at 8:06 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • is normal, he might notbe hungry

    Answer by piwife at 8:07 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • Normal. Make sure that he doesn't get solids till he's nursed, if you've started them. But NORMAL.

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:17 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • no, he's not started solids yet.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:18 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • normal. it could be a growth spurt, teething, or you are making more milk and he is getting fuller faster.

    Answer by acjadams at 8:51 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • He could have an ear infection.......or he could just be more effective at draining your breast than he used to be so therefore he is getting more in one session and is going longer between feedings....

    Answer by WindyTheWidow at 10:24 PM on Sep. 28, 2009