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My 6 wk old feeding every 2hours and not a lot

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Tagz269 Mon 28-Jan-13 17:48:14

I wonder if someone could give me some advice. My baby girl was 6weeks in Saturday and for a while now (before 6weeks) she is feeding every 2 hours but only taking around 60-80ml then she would want to rest about an hour to hour and a half later. How can I get her to feed longer apart and take more? My health visitor said to try an stretch it out to 3 hours but he she's crying that's a whole different story!
At night she seem to have a routine of feeding around 10-11pm then not waking up till 4-5am then again at 7-8am which is good but I just want to get her used to feeding longer apart because I feel like I can't do anything without worrying when we next feed would be.
Some advice would be highly appreciated and to know that I'm not alone on this would be great!!

RichardSimmonsTankTop Mon 28-Jan-13 18:56:53

She's still very little - her stomach is still tiny. At the same age my DD wasn't drinking nearly as much as that in one go, and was feeding every 2-2.5 hours. As time passes she'll drink more and the gaps will be longer. If she's hungry, she's hungry - feed her.

The fact that she's sleeping so well at night is amazing!

iwillsleepagainsomeday Mon 28-Jan-13 19:02:51

with the nights you are getting i would count my blessings!

DoItToJulia Mon 28-Jan-13 19:05:49

You just need to go with the flow, it really won't last long this bit, so I would stop stressing about it and enjoy your tiny baby.

McBaby Mon 28-Jan-13 20:00:57

If she is getting very tired feeding it could be hard work for her. Get her checked for tongue tie just to rule it out.

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