My DS is 11 weeks old. His frequency of meals and time spent breastfeeding has reduced as he has gotten older. He spends about 20 minutes total (from both sides) at a time (if I am lucky). He now eats about 6 times a day with the longest stretches from 6-7pm until the morning time. Peeing, pooping, happy and content baby...BUT
I am concerned that the amount of times he eats a day. Yesterday he only ate 5 times!
I know that each baby is individual in his/her needs...Do BF babies eat even less a day and still gain weight/grow? Will this negatively affect my milk supply? I don't want him to lose weight...perhaps it is a growth spurt (with the increased sleep and naps). Will he eventually be eating to only a few meals a day (like 3 to 4)? That does not seem right to me...but I cannot find any information on how many times a BF baby should eat a day (after the initial newborn stage)
Any advice would be appreciated.