How frequently should I feed?
It’s best to let your baby feed whenever they want to establish a healthy supply of milk and stay in tune with your baby’s needs. On average, babies feed 812 times per day in the first few months, although some will drink more frequently or as little as 6 times per day.*
Once you’ve established a rhythm, you’ll find that the frequency and length will likely decrease. You’ve both become more skilled at feeding and your little one is able to drink more milk in a single feed. A little word of warning: don’t be too surprised if the pattern suddenly changes. In fact, expect that it will! Growth spurts, separation anxiety, teething or simply a change in routine are all very normal reasons why your baby might be feeding more or less than normal.