Does your baby need less breastfeeds as he gets older?

Does your baby need less breastfeeds as he gets older? Yes. No. It depends on the day... See, this is the problem with blanket rules for babies - all babies are different and no baby progresses in the same way. Some will gradually, as time time goes by, breastfeed less and less until they wean completely. Some babies will feed regularly and frequently into their second year of life and beyond, until weaning may be gently encouraged by mother. Others will yo-yo, the frequency of their feeds ebbing and flowing depending on their current individual needs and growth. We need to remember that our babies are small humans, whose need for milk is as unique as their features and temperament. This is

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