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9 weeks old and worried about erratic feeding

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EvieBear Tue 18-Aug-09 16:43:42

Hi all

I'm wondering about my 9 week old baby. She was born weighing 6lbs 3oz and now at 9 weeks she weighs 9lbs 10oz. What I am a bit worried about is her feeding - sometimes she drinks 2 oz and sometimes 3 or 3.5oz. She is still getting quite sleepy during feeds and I work hard to make her drink over 2 oz sometimes has anyone got similar experience of this with their babies? Or is it ok to accept she takes what she needs and will get into her own rhythm eventually? I would love her to drink the whole 4 oz bottle I make for her at each feed.

Please let me know!!
Thanks...

Runoutofideas Tue 18-Aug-09 16:48:39

Honestly I wouldn't worry. She's still so tiny but she's growing really well and I'm sure is taking what she needs. My dd1 did this little and often feeding and it did gradually fall into a pattern of longer, less frequent feeds. I would just give it a bit more time.

Seona1973 Tue 18-Aug-09 19:51:22

have you tried a faster teat now that your lo is a bit older?

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