A. Dear mam baby is only two months, feeding should be done on regular intervals and also on demand, where in the child is only on exclusive breast milk for first six months- all the Nutrients has to meet by this
meghali BorahMom of a 2 yr 9 m old boy
A. You can feed in regular intervals, though it is advisable to feed on demand. A baby knows how much they eat or drink and when hungry they definitely ask for it. Feeding on demand can help in better growth, where feeding in intervals may lead to over eating which can cause vomitting, gas issues etc
ShaistaMom of a 10 yr 11 m old boy
A. From birth to 15 days baby needs 10-12 feeds per day.
From 15 days to 2 months : switch to demand feeding. before you plan the next feed watch out for feeding cues like moving lips, making suckling movements, rooting, getting agitated and finally crying. Feed every 2-3 hrs for 25-45 min per feed. If baby sleeps awaken him to complete it.
From 2 months to 6 months: 8-10 feeds per day. Each feed for 15-25 min. Your baby's tummy is growing and can hold more milk. Baby can feed faster also now. At this age baby will be more playful so try and feed in a quiet room to encourage the baby to complete the feed.
At 6 months plus : Start with one semi solid meal at a time. This means that you will be eliminating only one breast feed at a time as BM is still the chief source of nutrition to the baby.
At 9 months plus 50% of the nutrition must be from solids and the remaining 50% from breast milk.
At 12 months plus baby must have 4-5 solids meals and the rest should be breast milk.