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3 month old feeding all the time!

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Caspianberg Mon 17-Aug-20 11:04:44

I know babies feed a lot, but is this some kind of growth spurt?

Baby is 15 weeks, breastfed on demand. Since birth he has roughly fed every 1-2 hrs daytime, and then waking 1-3 times overnight (9pm-7am).
From about 8weeks he has usually slept 9-3am, fed, then sleeps again until 7am, with occasional extra 5am feed.

But the last weeks has gone to pot. Firstly he hardly ate for 2 days daytime, just fussing and feeding 2 mi a at a time, then eating more Evening and overnight. And now the last 2-3 days he is literally eating every 1-2 hrs, 24/7.

Can he really be that hungry? He is taking a decent 15min+ feed each time.

Last night he fed

And seems hungry at each feed

It’s very tiring as I have barely enough time in between feeds to do anything basic

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Caspianberg Mon 17-Aug-20 11:09:03

After the 7am feed this morning (10mins) Dh took baby downstairs so I could rest a bit, but by 8.30am he bought him back saying he had literally been chewing hand the whole hour downstairs

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BrokenLink Mon 17-Aug-20 11:23:12

Is he maintaing his weight centile? And how many wet and dirty nappies on 24 hours? If he has not been weighed in the last month, it would be reasonable to ask for him to be weighed and also get a length and head circumference done.

Spam88 Mon 17-Aug-20 11:25:34

Sounds pretty normal to me.

SnuggyBuggy Mon 17-Aug-20 11:28:41

I think there is a growth spurt around this point

Caspianberg Mon 17-Aug-20 12:07:52

Yes he was weighed last week when he had vaccinations. Was 4kg born and 52cm, now 6.5kg and 64cm. So he’s growing fine.
He has plenty of wet nappies and usually poops once per day.

It’s just the last few days it’s super constant. He’s feeding again as I type.... supply seems ok as he drools milk if pulls off, and boobs still leaking on and off.

If it’s just a few days and a growth spurt I can continue, but if not I’m not sure.

Ps we were offering formula 1-2 times per week (2-3 oz at a time) so dh could give if I had appointment etc, but he has refused the bottle now the last 2-3 weeks.

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Caspianberg Mon 17-Aug-20 12:08:40

He has about 7-8 nappies changed per day

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Caspianberg Mon 17-Aug-20 12:22:42

Also does anyone know if it’s ok to try feeding baby formula from just an open cup or beaker at this age? (15 weeks)

It’s mainly if I have to go somewhere and baby is hungry ( again) so dh can top him up before I return for main feed.

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BrokenLink Mon 17-Aug-20 15:41:26

It does sound like a growth spurt. You can try offering milk from a cup or a spoon if he can master it. Probably best to wait until the growth spurt is over so your supply catches up with his needs.

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