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How many hours apart should my one month old eat?

I breastfeed and supplement when I am unable to breastfeed. He usually eats about every two hours. Are the feedings too close together?

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Asked by soon2bmmy at 10:02 AM on Jun. 27, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • sounds fine I was gonna say 2-3 hrs

    Answer by 2teens2LOs at 10:04 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • it all depends on the child

    Answer by jenn660 at 10:06 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Two hours apart sound fine! Babies feed on demand so I wouldn't limit feedings either.

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 10:17 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Every baby is different but I think 3 hours is about the norm. He think your little one will let you know when its time!

    Answer by courtcaton at 10:17 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Every couple of hours is perfectly normal. Babies tummies are tiny. So, they eat little amounts more often. I nursed all my babies and let them schedule themselves. They all nursed about every 2 hours till they were about 3 months old. Then they started taking larger amounts and a little less often. Every child is different. When they are hungry - they let you know it. :-)

    Answer by specialwingz at 10:19 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Every 2-3 hours.

    Answer by AF4life at 10:26 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Every 2-21/2 hours is the norm.

    Answer by dancer at 10:31 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Feed him when he's hungry, he will know when to eat and when not to. But for MOST newborns they need to eat every 2 - 2 1/2 hours.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:41 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • about every 2-3 hours... however if you plan to continue breastfeeding longer I suggest pumping between supplementing or you milk supply will have a very difficult time increasing or may infact decrease.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 10:45 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • nope. perfect!

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 11:06 AM on Jun. 27, 2011

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