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September 26th, 2013, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by kimberley View Post
Why don't breastfed babies increase their feedings by much? Does the milk change as they get older to accommodate what they need? Ryder's never had a bottle but he nurses for short times but still 3-4 hours apart. I wonder how much milk he's getting in the MAYBE 5 minutes of nursing. Just curious
I cant' remember where I read it, but I'm 99% sure the way breastmilk works is that it is just really efficient at providing the calories and fat baby needs in a smaller amount than formula. Thus BF'ed babies often don't need additional or larger feedings.

I found this article on KellyMom- my go to for nursing info. http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumping/milkcalc/
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