Re: 4.5 month old snacking eater
dear mafiaqueen,(cute name btw),
your LO might be less fussy at the breast if you offer only one side for any given 2 hour period. So if he has a 5 minute feed and then looks to nurse again an hour later, offer the same side.
You probably have an excellent milk supply, your LO is wetting, soiling and gaining weight.
3 to 4 hours between feeds is not realistic for a breastfed baby at this age.
every 2-3 hours is closer to what occurs in reality.
he might be willing to space his nursings out to a two hour stretch between feedings if he gets one side per feeding. that allows him to comfort nurse and suckle deeply rather then struggling to suck, swallow and breath with the initial let down from both breasts.
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