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3 month old feeding every hour 😣

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ToonLass Tue 27-Jan-15 16:47:46

DD has always been a regular feeder (every 2 hours at least) and quite a fussy baby too which is quite hard to deal with at times. I've persevered with breastfeeding with the hope it will get easier, as everyone keeps telling me, but in the last 10 days or so she's feeding every 60-90 mins, hardly napping more than 30mins at a time and is still very fussy in between feeds.

Luckily she's not too bad at night, taking 2-3 feeds between 7pm and 7am.

I've recently gone dairy free to see if this helps in case of cows milk protein allergy, only been doing it for a couple weeks but not seen much difference.

I love bf when we are having a good day, but on the bad days I just want to pack it in and give her a bottle sad

squizita Tue 27-Jan-15 16:54:59

There is a growth spurt at 3 months! They feed like crazy for a week then back to normal.

mipmop Tue 27-Jan-15 17:01:16

I was also thinking growth spurt.
I had a velcro baby, and around 3-4 months bf became really easy. Until then we'd both needed a lot of practice and tried various latch techniques. When it got easy, it was wonderful. Not just three obvious food-on-tap reason, but also because bf was the solution to any problem. Teething / feeling off- colour , over-stimulated... BF fixed everything.

ToonLass Tue 27-Jan-15 17:40:22

I did think it could be a growth spurt / it's been almost2 weeks and seems to be getting worse so I just hope it's over soon!!

squizita Tue 27-Jan-15 20:15:53

Mipmop yep milk apparently kills pain and at night makes them more drowsy. I've found it very useful! You can even wipe it on itches and scratches and it soothes them.
My only irritation at the moment is cold weather.
I thought "freezing my Tits off" was a figure of Speech! Oh well there's always a Starbucks in every high street.

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