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I feel like I am going mad as my baby feeds every 2 – 3 hours and then for almost an hour. Can this possibly be normal?

Believe it or not, this IS perfectly normal! By feeding the baby every time there is a demand and letting baby feed until baby is finished, you are doing the best job possible. This situation will improve as your milk supply rises to meeting these demands. And as baby grows the gaps between feeds will lengthen, until baby is feeding roughly four hourly. In fact the most efficient way to have a good milk supply is by frequent feeding.

Feeding habits and demands vary so widely from baby to baby that you should not compare your baby’s feeding habits to those of another baby. If you need more reassurance it might be worth visiting your clinic or talking to a lactation specialist who could spend some time observing you feeding and might be able to give you some helpful suggestions concerning your particular situation.

The other way to reassure yourself that everything is going well is to check the number of very wet nappies your baby produces per day. If there are six to eight nappies per day then everything is as it should be. So pat yourself on the back and try to relax and enjoy this precious time with your newborn.

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Breastfeeding - Engorgement Reason

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Breastfeeding - Importance

Breastfeeding - Increasing Milk

Breastfeeding - In the beginnning

Breastfeeding - Jaundice

Breastfeeding - Latching

Breastfeeding - Leaking Milk

Breastfeeding - Let-down Reflex

Breastfeeding - Medication

Breastfeeding - Milk Consistency

Breastfeeding - Milk Release

Breastfeeding - Milk Starting

Breastfeeding - Mother's Sickness

Breastfeeding - Mother's Stress

Breastfeeding - Mother's Thirst

Breastfeeding - Nipples Healing

Breastfeeding - Nipples Painful

Breastfeeding - Nipples Washing

Breastfeeding - Overdue Baby

Breastfeeding - Reasons Not To

Breastfeeding - Restless Baby

Breastfeeding - Second Baby

Breastfeeding - Shape Of Breasts

Breastfeeding - Simplicity

Breastfeeding - Sleepy Baby

Breastfeeding - Some Advantages

Breastfeeding - Watery Breastmilk

Breastfeeding - Weight Loss

Breastfeeding - When To Wean

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