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VERY hungry FF baby and dream feeding.

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alison56 Thu 23-Jul-09 23:15:55

My DD2 is five weeks old today. She was almost 9lb at birth (term plus four days) and was 11lb two weeks later.

She initially fed from an Avent number one teat but fell asleep on it, so the midwife advised number 2 teats.

She was taking an hour to feed on number 2 teats so the HV advised number 3 teats, which she mainly copes with, but we often have to switch to number 2 teats towards the end of the feed as the number 3 is too fast when she's gettign tired.

She is taking 7oz feeds at a time.

She takes feeds at 7am, 10am, 2pm, 5pm and 7-8pm.

She misses the 10pm feed and feeds at around 3am but rarely finishes the bottle and tends to have 3 - 5oz.

I am worried that she is feeding too much (so that's about 38 oz in a 24 hour period) but I suppose she's about 13lb by now.

Also, I would like to dream feed (as I did with DD1) but I'm worried she'll still wake for the 3am feed (we tried it three weeks ago and that's what happened).

Any advice/thoughts??

alison56 Thu 23-Jul-09 23:16:41

should have said she's also on hungry baby formula (HV advice)

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