how often is average for a 4 month old to nurse?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:32 PM on May. 16, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by preacherskid at 12:25 AM on May. 17, 2010
Answer by missanc at 8:34 PM on May. 16, 2010
Answer by Ash9724 at 8:44 PM on May. 16, 2010
8-12 times in 24 hours is considered average. I have one friend whose baby only nursed 5 times in 24 hours at 4 months old, and he was HUGE! All 3 of mine have nursed at least 12 times in 24 hours at that age!
From How often should I nurse my baby? Some mothers are concerned when their baby wants to breastfeed more often than every two hours. "During the early months, many babies do what is called 'cluster feeding;' spacing feedings closer together at certain times of the day (typically during the evening) and going longer between feedings at other times"...Research now shows that restricting the amount of time at the breast and extending the time between feedings can reduce not only a mother's milk supply, but also the fat content of her milk
The more frequently baby nurses, the higher the fat content of the milk.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 10:16 PM on May. 16, 2010