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how many times per day should new moms nurse?

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Dr. Sharon Gilliland
35 years experience Pediatrics
8-12 times/24 hrs: New moms should attempt to nurse every 2-3 hours and most well infants will nurse 8-12 times in 24 hours.
Answered on Aug 23, 2013
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Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience Pediatrics
8-12: Newborns feed every 2-3hours, which is about 8-12 feedings in a day. You should nurse whenever your baby is showing hunger cues, such as sucking motion, opening mouth or rooting.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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