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Does the babies ( under 6 mts & on mother feed ) who fed more frequently gain more and r more healthy as compare to ones who demand less frequently .

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Breast feeding: It doesnt necessarily mean that more frequent feeding will give you a more healthy child.
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Babies are different: Even at that very young age, babies have their own personalities and likes and dislikes. Some babies are big eaters a few times a day, others are "grazers" who like to snack small amounts all day. The end result - weight gain, adequate growth, and appropriate development are the goal, and these can be achieved with either type of feeding. In the end it's the calorie intake a day that counts.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not necessarily: If the baby is content with the breastfeeding routine in that he gets exactly how much he needs, he may grow equally well with that who feeds more frequently.

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