How often to breastfeed a 3 month old

When it comes to breastfeeding, it would be great to have some certainty, something to show you are on the right track! 

Whilst we can’t give you a single number to aim for (every baby has a different appetite!), we can tell you that in the first few months babies need at least 6 feeds in 24 hours, although most will need 8-12 feeds or more to take in enough milk.


There’s no need to keep a strict tab. Simply feeding on demand and watching for early hunger signals is the best way to keep your little one’s tummy happy.

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