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7oz bottle of expressed milk & crying for more!?!?

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shouldIbecrossaboutthis Tue 08-Jan-13 22:55:20

My DS (13 weeks) has a bottle of expressed milk before 'bed'. The last two nights he has had 7oz and then cried at the end of the bottle. I checked his nappy, burped him a bit and offered his dummy but only thing he wants is more milk. He then feeds for 7 mins on one side and 3/4mins on the other.

I'm worried that's a shit load of milk in his teeny tummy?! Is it ok to keep doing it if he wants it! I'm guessing it's just a growth spurt so shouldn't go on long term?

SamSmalaidh Tue 08-Jan-13 22:56:58

7oz sounds like a massive amount - are you sure he doesn't just want the comfort of the breast?

shouldIbecrossaboutthis Tue 08-Jan-13 23:01:29

He's never really been a comfort boob sucker & always preferred his dummy so i'm not sure? Plus I wondered if the fact he wants both boobs might be genuine hunger?

If it matters he is 97th %lie but I did look on a box of forum today and for his weight he should have 6/7oz. So the bottle & the boob seems far too much?

clorna Wed 09-Jan-13 20:24:30

Personally I wouldn't worry, it may seem a lot he happy after you have fed him after the bottle or does he still want more?

mrsL1984 Wed 09-Jan-13 20:25:46

Babies demand feed so give him what he wants til u feel he is settled x

showtunesgirl Wed 09-Jan-13 20:28:50

You said that he's on one boob for 7 mins and then 3/4 mins on the other side. Is he coming off himself or are you timing him and taking him off?

Also you said that he's never been a comfort boob sucker but at 13 weeks, it's far too early to say what is a normal pattern for a baby. He may genuinely just want the comfort of you.

naughtynancy Wed 09-Jan-13 22:05:41

It doesn't seem a huge amount to me. DS was drinking 10oz at 14 weeks!!

Just give him what he wants!

shouldIbecrossaboutthis Thu 10-Jan-13 17:23:55

Showtunes, he does that himself, he rarely feeds for longer than 10 mins on one side.

Ah we'll ill keep doing it then, today he has wanted a feed every 3 hours whereas the last 5 weeks he's only wanted it every 4 or so, he's also started waking at 5am so he must just be growing!

showtunesgirl Thu 10-Jan-13 20:13:15

Ah, after the first few weeks of mammoth feeds, my DD never went longer than 10 mins either. She was just a really efficient feeder.

I would just go with the flow and offer him boob instead of the bottle. He might just want a nice snuggle before bed. smile

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