My LO wants to eat EVERY hour!!!! He nurses for about 15-20 min and seems to be satisfied but a hour later he is screaming to eat! He won't take a pacifier at all, I'm begining to wonder if my milk is filling him up. He's gaining weight really good, I don't want to over feed him, but nothing calms him down but nursing. I don't want to use formula but I may have too... Any suggestions?
You really can't overfeed a breast baby, just continue feeding on demand, he may be preparing for a growth spurt.
The baby has been wanting to nurse every 30 minutes and cluster feeding at night, he is coming up on a growth spurt and breastmilk is all about supply and demand. They start nursing so frequently to tell your breasts to start producing more at a feeding.
There is no need to supplement unless he isn't gaining, which you said he is, so I am going with he is coming on a growth spurt.
Also what kind of pacifiers have you tried, there might just be a certain type he prefers.
Last edited by Majka; 10-17-2011 at 10:02 PM.
All babies are different. My first dd never went longer than 2 hours between a feed (during the day) for her first 6 months... and usually it was just an hour or so for the first few months. To this day she still prefers to "snack" as appose to really filling up with a full meal. Hang in there. Don't stress about it, just sit back and relax and feed baby when baby wants to be fed.
Both my babies were like this, it's normal. Especially so young. Don't worry about over feeding him since you're nursing. I don't know if you remember from our first BB but my DS was a huge butterball while he EBF, but he quickly slimmed down as soon as he started solids. Heck he doesn't even weight 35 lbs at 3 1/2 and is well above average height!
This is completely normal! Sometimes it's best to try and distract them from the boob for awhile as they can get really impatient waiting for another letdown. Babe is just trying to establish a good supply. I have spent entire days in bed and up all night in front of the tv just letting him nurse. They say it's growth spurts, it's hard on us moms!
so glad you posted this. OMG! Last night was hell! He's been an angel and so awesome at night, but last night was the first night I actually felt like I had a newborn. I was up all night and I swear there were only 15 minutes in between at least two feedings. I'm assuming he's getting ready for a growth spurt. I too worried about him filling his belly too full and spitting it up everywhere. One time he was 100% just doing it for comfort b/c he started sucking, got a mouth full of milk and spit it out. ::sigh:: "This too shall pass"
sounds about right to me! Keep up the awesome work, as exhausting it is, sometimes soon the round the clock feedings will spread out.
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