What should I expect when my baby is three weeks old?
At three weeks of age, the baby will be taking in larger amounts of milk and growing quickly. Feeds will take 10-20 minutes and babies tend to take both breasts at each feed. The baby should feed every 2 or 3 hours and 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. The baby may choke at the beginning of some or all feeds and have tummy pain. The baby will not like being put down, will be more awake after feeds, and will occasionally need to be breastfed to sleep. There are usually four to eight poops each day and they can be yellow or green with the texture of runny mustard.