ds 14 weeks feeds pretty much every hour and a half. He gets 180mls of aptamil. He has reflux but keeps most of it down. I see near enough every hour on the clock at night and I'm starting to go insane! Does this sound right?
Ps he won't take a dummy and I have tried settling him in other ways but he wants fed. I can't really up the quantity of milk because of the reflux. He goes down at about 8 and gets up around midnight and that's the longest he ever goes between feeds. (that was a long ps!)
Thanks jilted I have seen the thread but must confess I keep putting off reading it as it is so dauntingly long
alpine he is hungry all the time at night. I should mention he goes from 8am - 11am without a feed so he has 2 long breaks in 24 hours (So that makes it like 9 bottles a day - big difference eh?!)
colditz he was 10lbs 3 when he was born (and was a few days late) but also had pyloric stenosis so between that and the reflux he has never been a big baby again since. He is now about 14lbs 7. I am in 2 minds whether to wean at 17 weeks as I have spoken to some mums who said their refluxy babies then just puked actual vomit instead of baby vomit. I was considering hungry baby milk for through the night. Am going to ask dh to take him tonight while I sleep in the spare room
He does tend to fall asleep while being fed and I feed him just before his nap too in the hope that he'll sleep longer with a full tummy (the baby whisperer would so not approve of my baby rearing strategies!!)
Thanks colditz I think that is what he is doing - am hoping he is caugt up soon! DH took him the last couple of nights so I feel a bit more refreshed (and able to deal with 2 yo dd who has 12 hours sleep a night and wakes up full of beans!)
It sounds about right to me. Babies with pyloric stenosis go through a huge catch up period...just feed him up. Glad your DH is helping out.
My DD is 16 weeks and at 14 weeks she had a huge growth spurt..Demanded 180ml or more of milk 6-7times per day. Could be a combo of the 2? It lasted 2 weeks and now she sleeps through the night and is back on 150ml - 180ml 5 x per day