Re: Help, I think my son is a savage!
with the previous question- are you currently pumping exclusively, or are you breastfeeding as well?
There's a HUGE growth spurt around 3 weeks, during which you can expect your baby to feed round the clock, and to increase his feeding frequency.
That being said, it is absolutely normal for a breastfed baby to eat frequently, growth spurt or not. Breastmilk digests fast (in about 90 minutes) and baby tummies are tiny.
You may have heard or read that babies "should" feed only every X number of hours, but that's bad, old advice from the days when formula-feeding was standard and medical "experts" thought that paying attention to babies caused psychological harm. It also stems from the observed feeding patterns of formula-fed infants: formula digests slow (not better, just slower!) and sits heavy on a small tummy, and when you're feeding exclusively via bottle it is very easy to consistently overfeed your baby. Therefore, formula-fed infants often "naturally" go longer between feedings than breastfed ones. But that does not mean that going longer between feedings is normal, or in any way better.
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