Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anon | 2009-03-09

Q.

Breastfeeding

My daughter is 3 weeks old today and I' m breastfeeding her. Is it OK if she drinks every 2 hours?
At the moment I' m demand feeding her, is this OK?
I definitely have more than enough milk, that I know at least but my one friend told me to keep her hungry so that she eats only every 4 hours to make her sleep longer?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You are demand feeing your baby and both of you are doing well. There is no reason to change anything.

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Posted by: Calila | 2009-03-10

My son used to feed every 30 mutied to an hour - only for three to five minutes, it made me very tired but he slowly started drinking better.

Reply to Calila
Posted by: R | 2009-03-09

Every two hours is perfectly normal. Demand feeding is the best. My baby was feeding every 2 hours during the day, but use to wake up only once during the night.

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