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How often does a 2 month old breastfed?

my 2 mon old tends to go hours without nursing is this normal?

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Asked by Karmawolf at 11:18 PM on Sep. 27, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • mine did every 2-3 hours, all babies are different though. i think as long as your baby is gaining weight it's okay. you should probably discuss this with your pediatrician as well.

    Answer by mandielynn23 at 11:21 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • Mine would nurse every 3 hours and they varied on how long they would go at night, my daughter was sleeping 8 hours at night by then, my boys weren't. I think it's normal for them to be able to go hours, but during they day I wouldn't let them, I would make sure to feed them at least every 3 hours, at night I would let them go as long as they could.

    Answer by mybella81 at 11:23 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • shes a porker lol. I think maybe its because she is cluster feeding. early morning, noon and late evenings is when she wants to nurse often.

    Comment by Karmawolf (original poster) at 11:28 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • So does she nurse a bunch, but only 3 times a day? It seems unusual but if she's growing well then it must not be a problem. My daughter would cluster feed before bed, At first I got annoyed and wondered what was wrong with her that she kept wanting to nurse right after she had just finished, but then I realized what she was doing and she would sleep for a really long time, so I couldn't complain anymore.

    Answer by mybella81 at 11:31 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • AS often as they want. So long as the dipe count is good, you're good.

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:48 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • mine did ALL DAY LONG!!! seriously. she'd finally finish after about 45 minutes, and then 15-30 minutes later, she'd be hungry again!!

    how often is baby  nursing? three times a day doesn't seem like enough, unless she goes for multiple feeds during those times. how are diapers? does she have at least 6 wet/messy diapers a day?


    Answer by kyriesmommy13 at 8:55 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Shell want to nurse 3 times in the morning between 5:30a-about 8 and then about 10 for a little bit and then shell nurse for a while around noon then about dinner time shell cluster feed 6pm and then about 10pm shell cluster feed again until about midnight then sleep straight through to 5:30 like clock work. her diapers are great and gained over 2 lbs in 6 weeks. (7weeks old now).

    Comment by Karmawolf (original poster) at 11:07 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

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