My ds is 9 weeks old. He has been FF since 5 weeks. He had gradually started to spread his feeds out to 3 hours (i feed on demand) however now it is every 2 hours or less. I have tried different shooting techniques, but he screams until I feed him.
Sometimes he will only take 2oz- especially in night. No matter how much winding and reoffering bottle he refuses any more, but then wants some an hour and half later.
This is killing me I am so tired- is this normal? Should I try and make him feed more? Often he is sick, and more so if he takes whole 5 oz.
I don't have any constructive advice as I didn't FF, but I do well remember those early weeks. When things got worse after the initial 6 weeks I felt particularly cheated. It is so difficult and I remember feeling that it would never end.
Anyway, you have my complete sympathy, and I hope you get some rest very soon.
But are we really saying that Roslilly's DS can only take 2oz comfortably at 9 weeks? I find that surprising... At 9 weeks my DD was taking 6/7 fl oz of EBM - thickened with Gaviscon - in her midnight feed... I know BM is different, but surely in terms of volume accepted by the stomach, it can't be that different?
Thanks. I am concerned by 2oz- I think that he should be taking at least 4. He has suspected reflux, so will be sick no matter how much he has. The doctor won't give me anything other than gaviscon, but that makes him constipated so I have stopped giving it
I know it will pass (and will try not to count down the weeks!).
Night feeds- no, my husband works and has ME so can't/won't do them (crap I know, but i do not have the energy to fight it at the moment) My family all live at least 200 miles away.
He will often only sleep for 30_40mins at a time during day, I am trying everything to increase this. Sometimes he will do more, but as it is a fluke I am not used ot it so don't sleep, and just wait for him to wake up!!