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Number of Breast Feeds A Day


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Age:
6 mo.
Number of Breast Feeds A Day
Dear Helen

Seamus is now six months old and is thriving just fine. He has started to gain weight again, and weighs now 8.2 kilo, 71cm long (birth weight 3.150 g / length 50 cm). He has 3 solids a day, which he loves. He eats approx. 1 dl at each feed, water or formula (approx. 60-70ml) from a cup.

I check up on the advices you give to other mothers as regards food/milk intake, and I do not breastfeed as much as recommended by you. I offer him a breast feed 5-6 times a day, however, at every second breast feed he seems not to be interested. He suck a little, bites me and then laughs - he is obviously not hungry.

I guess that he gets what he needs as he is happy and thriving. It is at the same time each day that he refuses to eat - should I keep offering him my breast or should I not worry about it? Should I offer him a cup of formula or would it affect the milk production?

Best regards
Bonnie


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