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Ridiculously short feeds

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sleeplessinderbyshire Sat 27-Oct-12 12:37:41

DD2 is 15 weeks and has always been a quick feeder but now she literally feeds 2 mins each side (although longer at bedtime and some side lying night feeds) she usually feeds anywhere between 2-5hrly and screams and sobs if I offer a breast when she hasn't requested it. Loads of wet nappies and a huge poo every 3 days. She is chubby as anything and growing at a rate of knots. Assume she is just efficient but this is freaking me out a bit as after 2 mins or so she pushed the breast away and sobs and yells and is distraught til I have put my boob away. She has a bottle of ebm twice a week or so and takes 3-4oz . I am assuming that as I have never had supply issues and can almost always express 4 oz off one side in 5 mins or so that I just have lots of milk and she drinks it fast. Any experience of this

EdsRedeemingQualities Sat 27-Oct-12 12:45:34

The only time mine have fed in short bursts like this, they were just full and needed winding.

Are you holding her up between boobs/during a feed, so she can let it go?

You might find she is crying because she wants the milk but cannot fit it in as she isn't comfortable.

Sorry if this has already been tried.

EdsRedeemingQualities Sat 27-Oct-12 12:46:30

also if you are producing a lot and she's feeding quickly, it's more likely she's swallowing a lot of air as well.

sleeplessinderbyshire Sat 27-Oct-12 12:52:24

But she has been like this for 3-4 weeks. She burps but sellers and will not relatch for hours. Occasionally if I stand up and sway and latch her on she will feed a bit more but usually she comes off and starts looking desperately for her dummy (she is a really sucky baby but won't comfort suck at the breast as every time I feel a letdown she pulls off and howls)

sleeplessinderbyshire Sat 27-Oct-12 12:52:56

Or even "burps but settles" stupid iPad

aamia Sat 27-Oct-12 12:55:06

Does it spurt out when you express?

sleeplessinderbyshire Sat 27-Oct-12 12:57:31

Yep. It spurts! Supply has settled a lot but as with my dd1 I could probably feed twins or triplets with little trouble on the supply front. LLL lady said not to worry at all but I have never met anyone else with such a quick feeder

beancurd Sat 27-Oct-12 13:11:11

They are out there but there aren't so problem though you have good gain and a usually happy baby that you can't force to feedsmile She will be making good use of those slightly longer night feeds too. Enjoy the efficiency.

CommanderShepard Sat 27-Oct-12 19:00:12

Mine is/was the same although now my supply has settled down a bit she's discovered the joys of having a lovely long sucking session at bedtime and has denounced her dummy. Everything sounds great so just keep doing what you're doing!

(I say settled a bit... it now takes me 10 mins to express 150ml not 5. Just call me Buttercup...)

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