The evidence that states "breastfeeding on demand" is more beneficial is supported by the following conclusions.
• New mums are more likely to establish a good milk supply if they breastfeed on demand
• Newborns should be fed frequently and whenever they show signs of hunger—ideally, before they begin to cry as this is the last stage of hunger and it's a lot harder to console a crying baby.
• It's a good idea to let the baby's interest, not the clock, determine when a breastfeeding session is over.
• Demand-style infant feeding schedules permit babies to adjust their intake in response to natural variations in breast milk quantity and quality
• Infants breastfed on demand may benefit from higher quality breast milk and fewer digestive problems
• Infants (of any age) breastfed on demand may experience less stress and pain
• Infants fed on demand may take more naps
I honestly believe a baby that is nursed on demand is happier, Dexter was and still is calm and collected. The only time he ever started having a fuss was when he was getting hungry. Baby No2 is due in 8 weeks, she will also be breastfed on demand. I hope our journey is as magical as it was with Dexter.
I'm always interested in other peoples views, does anyone use scheduled feeding as part of their routine? Please leave your thoughts.......