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Feeding my baby boy

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ELIXZATHAI Thu 16-Mar-17 20:33:46

So my baby will be a week tomorrow and I know getting him into a feeding routine already won't happen. But day to day his feeds can range on intervals from 1 hour to 4, I wouldn't be so worried if he fed for long but he only stays latched on for at most 10/15 minutes and 20 of we're lucky. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I get him to feed for longer or at least more regular?

I wouldn't be so worried because I know if he's hungry he'll feed but his poo is green meaning he isn't feeding for long enough to get the richer milk that comes later. Any advice is appreciated!

Freezingwinter Thu 16-Mar-17 20:36:36

I don't think you can to be honest. He's only tiny therefore his tummy is tiny and won't take a lot to fill it. Green poo doesn't always mean they aren't getting the rich milk, it can be normal, but you can feed him twice off the same side to see if it makes a difference?

buckyou Thu 16-Mar-17 20:39:15

Is he gaining weight?

My baby is 4 weeks now but he didn't feed much in the first week or so - he was asleep all the time!

If he's gaining weight I wouldn't worry too much.

Camomila Fri 17-Mar-17 15:00:01

Are there any bf drop ins near you? The ladies there tend to be very knowledgeable and helpful.

Fwiw my DS 9 out 10 times would only ever feed for 5-10 mins at a time and he was fine, just a very efficient feeder.

I also had the green poo issue (I think due to over supply/fast let down in my case) and I block fed to sort it out...but I'm not sure block feeding is always recommended.

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