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breastfeeding at night

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mona maman

nutritionist in PAC -turkey office

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17 Nov 2015, 07:47

if the child is more than 6 months and not breastfeeding during the night is it classified as breastfeeding problem?

Colleen Emary

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26 Nov 2015, 18:26

No, this does not indicate a problem. Some babies will sleep longer stretches and not wake for feeds; whereas, others will feed frequently during the night at this age - both senarios are within the realm of normal. A baby that sleeps through the night should be offered the breast often during the day. If the baby is content, eating well, gaining weight and reaching developmental milestones appropriately, I would not be concerned.

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