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8 week old feeding every two hours

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phoenixwings Tue 12-May-20 19:58:26

Is this normal?

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Megan2018 Tue 12-May-20 20:01:03

Absolutely normal (BF anyway). Mine fed continuously some days. 11 hours on the boob was my record in a particularly bad day!
It isn’t like that forever, keep going.

Greenmarmalade Tue 12-May-20 20:01:26

Totally normal. 2 of mine would have been feeding every 1.5 hours or more at 8 weeks. My youngest only went every 3 hours when he was also eating solid food! He’s a very hungry child though.

Lynda07 Tue 12-May-20 20:02:08

Quite normal.

mynameiscalypso Tue 12-May-20 20:03:47

Very much so. My HV tried to tell me that I needed to start spacing feeds out to every three hours. I just laughed. DS is 9 months and is still fed every two hours (admittedly a mix of milk and solids)

Klouise777 Tue 12-May-20 20:06:00

Ff mine and yep very normal for us at least, sometimes even every hour. Fed little and often forever it seemed

TeddyIsaHe Tue 12-May-20 20:08:10

Very very normal for both ff and bf babies. Feeding on demand is the best thing you can do for your baby, newborns don’t give a toss about routines!

midnightstar66 Tue 12-May-20 20:18:12

Yes dd2 was 1-2 hours whether breast or bottle (combi fed) til at least 4 months old (she did manage a slightly longer stretch at night) dd1 was 1-3. Never got the 4 hours the textbooks say

phoenixwings Tue 12-May-20 20:48:23

Thanks all.

I was uncertain as when me and DH brought her home she was going 3-4 hours but this stopped being thr case two and a half weeks later. I was combination feeding as midwives at hospital said she was very hungry and needed filling up. I have had to switch to formula as I am now on medication for remitting relapsing MS and it is harmful to DD.

Before I switched to formula fully she was very unsettled. This has continued over the last few weeks and never goes without spitting up - sometimes she projectile vomits and coughs during and after feeds. She will also be unsettled crying for hours without anything working to comfort her. HV thought colic but I have a hunch it is reflux but the crying doesn't always happen and she doesn't appear to be losing weight.

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amazedmummy Tue 12-May-20 20:57:51

Sounds like reflux to me. See if you can get a GP appointment over the phone. DS was diagnosed at 5 weeks with similar symptoms.

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