Posted by Elizabeth on June 17, 2003 at 21:14:53:
In Reply to: 5 month old 's schedule posted by Jeni on June 17, 2003 at 19:58:22:
: I'm wondering if my son's schedule is weird. He's still nursing between every hour and a half and two hours. He's sleeping through the night now so I'm wondering if he's trying to catch up. I'm sure my milk supply is down so I supplement sometimes and even after nursing whatever I have and having 6oz of formula he will still want to eat again in a couple of hours. We've also introduced solids for dinner time, he loves it but it doesn't seem to affect his appetite. His weight seems normal and he's wonderfully healthy. Should I just stop worrying about it?
Even though I didn't breast feed, I know that nursing every 1-1/2 to 2 hours is about right. Babies digest breast milk very quick. Formula takes 3 to 4 hours for a baby to digest. If he is growing normally and already sleeping through the night, I wouldn't worry about it, and just feed him whenever he is hungry. Maybe add a little more solids and formula.