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10 week old feeding all the time!

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Moominsummermadness Thu 06-Dec-12 18:53:10

I have a 10 week old DD. Breastfeeding has been great, she went from 50th centile at birth, to between the 91st and 98th within 2 weeks. She has always been frequent feeder in the day, but during the last few days she has wanted feeding at least every hour from 6am til 11pm. It's exhausting, and I feel that she must be needing more than I'm providing, or she would go longer between feeds. Either that, or she's comfort feeding a lot of the time.

Part of me wants to introduce a bottle of formula a day, despite wanting to ebf for 6 months, but I'm also reluctant incase it interferes with my supply. It's lovely cuddling on the sofa all day, but my nipples feel almost bruised and I've got 3 other DC's!

Dragonboobs Thu 06-Dec-12 20:05:35

My DS did this at around 11/12 weeks. It is probably a growth spurt and she is building your supply up. I too started to worry that I wasn't providing enough but after a week he settled back down again.

I did get through an immense amount of biscuits though!grin

nananaps Thu 06-Dec-12 20:08:29

Growth spurt defo.

SamSmalaidh Thu 06-Dec-12 20:09:44

Do you always offer at least both sides per feed?

Moominsummermadness Thu 06-Dec-12 20:15:57

Thanks- I've done this three times before but never had such a hungry baby! Yes, always offer both sides, sometimes even back to the first one again after the second!

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