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Name: Tamekia KIlkenny
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hi if any one can help i have a 4 month old as may of you know.... i am breast feeding her just wondering how many feeds a day she is ment to be having.. she is only feeding from me lik 3 times a day and i give her farex in the morning... after her first feed
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Name: Pasha | Date: Jun 15th, 2006 1:34 PM
Hi Tamekia
I have a book they gave me at the hospital after I had my baby
"From Tiny tot to toddler" and in there it says that by about 2 months its 6 to 8 feeds a day. But of course it depends of all the babies. Maybe you have a really good flow and she gets enough to keep her full reason why she eats less. What does her doctor say? Is she gaining weight normally? 

Name: Tamekia KIlkenny | Date: Jun 15th, 2006 2:00 PM
yer she is over the weight she is ment to be he is very happy with the way she is going.... yer well i think i do have a really good flow....lol... when i am feeding on one side the other side just poors out bad and gose right through my breast pad weting every thing in its way lol
when i go shopping a baby will cry wet t shirt arrrrr crazy dose it happen to you 

Name: Pasha | Date: Jun 15th, 2006 3:17 PM
I am not breastfeeding anymore but I remember that when she used to cry my nipple would start leaking too!!! Funny huh how nature is made 

Name: Fiona | Date: Jun 16th, 2006 11:57 AM
When babies cry the mother produces Oxytocin and prolactin hormones which signal the let down reflex. Looking at a photograph of the baby can have the same effect. 

Name: Amysmommy | Date: Jun 20th, 2006 3:22 AM
Hey Tamekia, I have a 4 month old too and she eats about every 3-4 hours. giving her about 5 feedings a day. The other day she only ate 3 times and I was worried. Reading in a book, they said it could be a lot of reasons why that happens. I don't think she was feeling well. She only did that for one day and now she is eating more often. How long does she eat for when she does eat? If you depress your nipple during a let down, it should help from leaking so much. : ) 

Name: Tamekia KIlkenny | Date: Jun 20th, 2006 5:48 AM
she feeds for about half an hour each feed... some times longer and i give her both sides.... she falls asleep on one side and then i change her bum then give her the other side coz if i only give her one side she will wake up in 10 to 15 mins hungy again.... but the doctor said she is going really well so i am not to worried.... and i give her water as well one doctor told me i should give water and another one told me not to so what should i do there?? 


Name: Melissa | Date: Jun 20th, 2006 6:33 AM
She doesn't need water as long as you keep breastfeeding. your milk has everything she needs in it. I was confused on that one too and then i asked a lactation consultant. She said that they shouldn't need water until you start solids and then you can just give breastmilk in a cup if you don't want to give water. So basically what i'm trying to say is you don't really need to until you wean. Sorry I tend to give long responses. 

Name: Tamekia KIlkenny | Date: Jun 20th, 2006 12:02 PM
thats ok
i like reading it gives me some thign to do other then house work......lol...so please feel free to write to me any time... 

Name: Amysmommy | Date: Jun 20th, 2006 5:38 PM
I heard not to give water. Breastmilk is ALL she needs. I also heard water might give her tummy a false sense of fullness and therefor she will get hungry sooner. Breastmilk is really all they need for the first several months of life. She might just be getting enough out in a feeding to keep her satisfied until the next one. As long as she is content and growing I wouldn't worry. : ) 

Name: Tamekia KIlkenny | Date: Jun 21st, 2006 3:39 PM
thank you for that.... i asked my midwife about when to start feeding her farex and stuff like that and she said that it was fine to start now she is 5 months old is it really ok?? oh she got her first tooth soo over the moon: ) : ) 

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