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What am I doing wrong??

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babyblab Thu 11-May-17 21:13:12

My 3 month old is a real snacker. Never takes the second boob at a feed and won't take more than 3oz from a bottle, in fact usually stops after 2oz. I decided to note her feeds today and this is how it went:

7.30 2oz
10am feed
11.10 feed
11.30 small feed to sleep
1.15 feed
3pm 1oz
3.45 feed
4.30 feed to sleep (not small!)
5.45 feed
7.20 feed
8.45 2-3oz
9pm feed to sleep

She is number 4 and although the others always fed often, this is taking the piss! Id love to stretch her a bit between feeds to see if she'd take more but can't not feed her when she's crying. She won't take a soother (yet, I keep trying!!!). She usually goes down around 9/10 pm for the night and wakes at 1.30 for a feed and then around 5am and can feed on and off then til we get up.

Any tips?!

Coconut0il Sat 13-May-17 11:47:33

No tips but I don't think you're doing anything wrong, it's just the way she is smile My DS2 was similar, feed, 5/10 minutes off then back on the boob. He was almost constantly attached for the first few months. Going longer between feeds just happened as he got older.

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Sat 13-May-17 19:01:38

Again, don't think you are doing anything wrong. When she's doing the short feeds frequently, have you tried putting her in a sling?

ThinkOfAWittyNameLater Sat 13-May-17 19:08:56

Another who thinks this sounds fairly normal. She is getting the right amount, just taking a bit at a time. She will probably settle a bit more in the next few months.
In the meantime sling?

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