It takes 3 to 4 hours for the milk to be emptied in the stomach, so it is usually appropriate to feed every 3 to 4 hours. However, the feeding interval also changed slightly in the L-6 months.

How many times a day should infants be fed

Infants under full moon have very small stomach capacity and little milk intake. They need to be fed every three hours, so they need to be fed eight times a day and night. Sometimes this month-old infants often have the habit of sleeping while eating, often because of inadequate milk intake, often less than three hours because of hunger and cry, at this time should be immediately breast-fed, so breast-feeding may not be timely. After the full moon, infants gradually develop the habit of regular breastfeeding. When the interval time increased to 3.5-4 hours, the daily feeding times could be reduced by 1-2 times. After 3-4 months of age, the infant’s stomach capacity increases, and feeding can be changed to 5-6 times per day and night, and night feeding should be taken into account. To do this, we need to feed the baby before going to bed, so that the baby will not wake up from hunger. As long as the baby sleeps well, the mother does not need to wake him up for feeding.

Because there is no need to add heat during the night break, only to maintain the basic metabolism, feeding before bed can meet the needs of the night. In practice, we can appropriately postpone a feeding time before going to bed, such as around 10 p.m. and 4-5 a.m. in the morning. In this way, the baby will not feel hungry overnight, sleep well, and ensure the mother’s rest. For infants aged 4 to 6 months, feeding only five times a day and night is enough. This is not only the milk intake of infants can maintain for a longer period of time, but also this period has begun to add supplementary food, more hunger-tolerant, replacing part of breast-feeding.

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