Breastfeeding – What to Expect at 4 Months

  • Your baby is good at cues now and can show you better when she is happy, sad, Mother and sontired or hungry.
  • Your baby has probably settled into a nursing pattern. These vary from baby to baby.
  • Continue to watch your baby and not the clock. Length of feedings vary from time of day and baby to baby.
  • Your baby will sleep 15-16 hours in a 24 hour period with no set pattern and continue to need to eat about every 3 hours.
  • Growth slows down after month 4 to about 3-5 ounces per week.┬áPeriods of rapid growth can cause your baby to nurse more for a few days.
  • Wait to begin complimentary foods until your baby is 6 months old. Breastmilk continues to be the best food for your baby. Waiting to introduce other foods will protect your baby from illnesses and allergies.