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How often should you feed your baby?

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It’s simple: You should nurse or offer a bottle whenever your little one is hungry. Your baby will let you know when they're hungry.

Every child is different. It also depends on whether your baby is drinking breast milk or formula, since they digest breast milk more quickly.

If your child has 4-6 wet diapers a day, regular bowel movements, and is gaining weight, chances are they're doing just fine.

From: How Often Should You Feed Your Baby? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Children's: "Feeding Your Baby."

HealthyChildren.org (American Academy of Pediatrics): "How Often and How Much Should Your Baby Eat?"

KidsHealth.Org (The Nemours Foundation): "Breastfeeding FAQs: How Much and How Often?" "Formula Feeding FAQs: How Much and How Often?"

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Children's: "Feeding Your Baby."

HealthyChildren.org (American Academy of Pediatrics): "How Often and How Much Should Your Baby Eat?"

KidsHealth.Org (The Nemours Foundation): "Breastfeeding FAQs: How Much and How Often?" "Formula Feeding FAQs: How Much and How Often?"

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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