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2 hourly feeding at 9 weeks - normal?

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dietcokeisgreat Sun 16-Aug-15 21:10:22

DS2 is just 9 weeks and EBF since birth ( bar few bottles in first 4 days whilst in special care). I last had him weighed at 6 weeks and he was just below 9th centile which was a steady gain. Was planning to go to baby clinic again this week. I went to a breast clinic and they said the latch was ok.
He is wanting to feed every 2 hours from about 5am to 5pm, then hourly until 10pm plus three feeds overnight. For anywhere 10mins- 30mins oer feed, sometimes one boob only. I am finding this quite exhausting and I am worrying it is impacting negatively on ds1, who is fed up with me always feeding and his behaviour has been awful. He is just 4 and starts school in 2 weeks so it is a particularly stressful time for he ( i know, bad timing). I can't get anything done,

Is this normal?
Will it just improve by itself?

My mum keeps telling me it is far too frequent and if ds was on bottles he would feed 3-4 hourly and sleep better. I had assumed this was just a perfect situation that wouldn't be reality.

for info, I EBF DS1 until weaning, then continued until 15mo although this was just morning and night from going back to work at 10mo. I admit to having forgotten this feeding pattern early on.

ADesperateMummy Sun 16-Aug-15 21:11:53

My DD was similar to that and she was like it for months I'm afraid no advice but good luck

rubyslippers Sun 16-Aug-15 21:14:22

My DD was the same

It was knackering and I had an older child

The cluster feeding stopped at around 12/13 weeks which was an improvement

Baffledmumtoday Sun 16-Aug-15 21:52:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Elfina Sun 16-Aug-15 22:05:44

Yes, normal hmm

LibrariesGaveUsPower Sun 16-Aug-15 22:08:31

Yes. All mine did this until at least 4 -5 months. smile

Micah Sun 16-Aug-15 22:10:23

Totally normal.

It will improve. I think 12 weeks was the turning point for us.

You could try a sling so you can carry on with ds? I planned visits to places I could sit- library, he could do the school reading challenge? Park, shops with a cafe stop, soft play. So it felt like I was doing lots with dc. I also used to ask them to think of an activity, and if they gave me a minute to feed and get the baby settled, I'd play. Walking places so baby dropped off in the pram by the time got there...

BumWad Mon 17-Aug-15 16:22:54

My 12 week old is still doing this.

dietcokeisgreat Mon 17-Aug-15 19:51:35

Thanks everyone. Hoping there will be some improvement at 12 wks...we will see! Reassuring to know not the only one.

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