No of feeds a day

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  1. kellylou

    kellylou Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering how many feeds you have a day? Dd is 9 days old and is on roughly 10-12 feeds a day lasting about 15 mins each time, with 2 feeds between midnight and 7am is this enough to keep my supply up?
     
  2. Nutsyputs

    Nutsyputs Well-Known Member

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    At that age babe should feed between every 2-3 hours which sounds like she is and 2 feeds at night sounds about right.
     
  3. Shepherdess

    Shepherdess Well-Known Member

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    That sounds good, the important thing is to let baby feed whenever she wants and as said above every 2-3h is about right. Well done
     
  4. kellylou

    kellylou Well-Known Member

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    Thanks she's jaundice so seems to be sleeping a lot so waking her for feeds find my breasts are sore.so have to express to relieve the pressure.
     
  5. Phoenix85

    Phoenix85 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly at nine days old I couldn't tell you how many times she fed as I didn't keep count.
    It's really best to try not to clock watch or keep count, just feed as much as you can. If she's sleepy don't let her go more than a couple of hours between feeds (daytime) and no more than 3 hours at night until she's no longer jaundice/sleepy and is past birth weight and gaining well, & self waking for feeds etc.
     
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    50,000 times it felt like!!! But realistically about every 2 hours then cluster fed all evening... But that settled eventually. Well done!! Xx
     
  7. kellylou

    kellylou Well-Known Member

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    We pretty much feed every 3 hrs if not less, I got an app to help me track as my son stopped waking in the night and I couldn't get enough milk in. So far so good
     

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