(Closed) How to get LO to space out feedings?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
6826 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

He should be soon start to space out his feedings on his own and it is okay to let him have the paci for little bit to soothe himself. My son is almost 11 weeks and he eats during the day between 2-4 hours depending on if awake or not. If he is napping it can be up to 4 hours before he wakes himself up to eat. 

At night he tends to go close to 4.5 to 5 hours between feedings.  I know usually what I do is if I need to change his feeding habit or timing different, I will try to have him eat even if he isn’t rooting just to take the edge off a bit then that seems to satisfy him enough to hold off for say half an hour to hour or so.

You need to do what feels right to you. 

Post # 4
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

My baby is 4 months old and still eats every 2-3 hours during the day. I asked the doctor what to do, and she said try to feed her more at each feeding. But I’m not going to force her to eat if she’s full. So I just deal with it. I don’t think there’s much you can do. You have to feed them when they’re hungry!

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