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Breastfeeding Frequency by Age Chart

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Breastfeeding Frequency by Age Chart
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Breastfeeding Frequency by Age Chart

Breastfeeding is one of the most important nutritional choices parents can make for the health and wellbeing of their babies. To ensure that the baby is getting enough of the right combination of nutrients, parents must pay attention to the frequency of breastfeeding and understand the appropriate schedule for that age. Here is a chart that lists the recommended frequency of breastfeeding by age.

Newborns (0-3 Months)

  • Frequency: 8-12 feedings/day
  • Duration of each feeding: 20-45 minutes

Young Infants (3-6 Months)

  • Frequency: 7-10 feedings/day
  • Duration of each feeding: 15-30 minutes

Older Infants (6-9 Months)

  • Frequency: 6-9 feedings/day
  • Duration of each feeding: 10-20 minutes

Older Infants (9-12 Months)

  • Frequency: 5-8 feedings/day
  • Duration of each feeding: 10-20 minutes

It is important to note that each child is different and may need to be fed a different number of times a day or for a different duration of time. Parents should always consult with their physician for individualized breastfeeding guidance.

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