Re: How long does 8-12 feeds a day apply
I'm not sure exactly how long that "rule" applies, but once baby is around 6 weeks old and gaining well and producing adequate diapers, most moms can safely transition to nursing on demand even if the demand means that the baby is nursing less than 8 sessions per day. It's unusual for a breastfed baby to get their needs met with fewer than 8 nursing sessions, but there are some babies who nurse less than that yet continue to thrive. Making sure the baby nurses at least 8 times a day is certainly the safest route, though!
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