How often should I breastfeed?

Breastfeed whenever your baby shows signs of hunger or thirst. These signs include:

Some babies breastfeed every 1-3 hours day and night; others breastfeed every hour for three to five feedings then sleep for 3-4 hours in between. Every baby is different. Your baby needs to breastfeed at least 8 times in each 24 hours. Many babies breastfeed 10-12 times a day.