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how often should a baby feed for?

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misdee Sun 27-Feb-05 09:14:17

seems like i'm feeding dd3 every hr. she feeds for a good 30-45mins, then 1hr later wants more. am feeling like a milk machine.

hercules Sun 27-Feb-05 09:15:11

growth spurt? dummy needed?

misdee Sun 27-Feb-05 09:17:31

was thinking of dummy, but think its too soon. she was only born on monday. she is definatly latched on correctly, as can feel the milk going, and the pressure reduces. she is bei8ng weighed later today, so am wondering how much she has gained/lost. (dd2 gained the 1st week)

Twiglett Sun 27-Feb-05 09:18:11

hellooo misdeee ... she'll settle down .. just go with the flow (if you can manage it) .. she's only a week old

how are you feeling? how are other children coping with newcomer

I adore the name by the way

misdee Sun 27-Feb-05 09:20:20

its no fun at night tho.

Twiglett Sun 27-Feb-05 09:27:59

nope its not .. sorry .. but it will get easier over the next few weeks .. can you sleep with her in the bed so you get minimum impact when she needs a feed?

misdee Sun 27-Feb-05 09:28:59

i do already.

Twiglett Sun 27-Feb-05 09:32:05

oops .. am at the bottom of my 'expert' advice well now

how about 'give it time, it will get easier'

how about 'its always darkest before the dawn'

would 'never give an aardvark a can opener' work?

NotQuiteCockney Sun 27-Feb-05 09:50:29

Oh, misdee, I'm sure it'll settle down. Do you have help with your older daughter (??)?

I remember we did a lot of "reading and feeding" at this stage with DS1 and 2. DS1 really liked that, all three of us cuddled up in a bed.

Oh, "never eat anything bigger than your head" is a good one, too, Twiglett.

misdee Sun 27-Feb-05 10:28:47

doing something right, she is above birth weight on day 6

kama Sun 27-Feb-05 17:58:44

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kama Sun 27-Feb-05 18:03:25

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tiktok Sun 27-Feb-05 18:13:23

kama, we are talking about a baby less than a week old.....asking a baby this age to wait for feediing, or bathing to distract her, or walking out with her , or trying to get her to sleep at night......it's too soon to start trying all of that with a baby who is behaving normally, after all. I do agree with your point about taking it all a day at a time

kama Tue 01-Mar-05 15:57:20

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