What should I expect when my baby is six months old?
At six months, babies are easily distracted. Their feeds vary from 5 to 15 minutes on each side and many daytime feeds are very short. They should still be feeding every 2 to 3 hours and about 7-10 times in 24 hours. Mothers with a large milk supply may find that their babies breastfeed a little more often, faster, and are less likely to take the second side. Babies start solid foods at around six months, but they don’t get a lot of calories from solids; they still depend mainly on breastfeeding. By this time, most tummy issues have settled and the evening fussy period has ended. When that happens, babies are no longer loading up on milk during that period and they tend to wake up more at night. The breasts will feel very soft and they are hardly ever full.