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how many feeds a day should an 11 week old have?

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deaconblue Tue 15-Jul-08 20:13:58

Dd is exclusively breast fed, is on the 80th centile (despite being on the 25th at birth), and has slept from her 10pm feed until 6.30am for the past week or so. I'm struggling to fit 6 feeds into the day to the point that I'm waking her to feed her when she doesn't seem particularly hungry. Do I let her hunger decide (which I suspect would mean only 5 feeds in 24hours) or keep waking her to ensure 6 feeds?
e.g today
6.30
10am
1.30
4.45
7.45
and I will feed her before I go to bed at 10ish.
She only seemed to be hungry for the 6.30 and 10am feed.

Mummyfor3 Tue 15-Jul-08 21:04:26

I have no advice, sorry!
But: you lucky, lucky lady!! envy My DS is 16 weeks and I have no idea how many feeds he is having as it seems he is docked on all the time.
It sounds like you and DD are doing extremely well... smile

itati Tue 15-Jul-08 21:05:16

As many as they want.

If your baby isn't jaundiced I would be led by them.

deaconblue Tue 15-Jul-08 21:09:08

I know I am so lucky, she's an angel,so much easier than ds was which is why I'm a bit baffled by it. So sounds like i should just feed her when she shows signs of hunger and not worry if it means she has less than 6 a day.

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