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Old 02-18-2012, 11:46 PM   #21
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My newbie is fed on demand. I may space it out a bit when she gets older, but for now I love to snuggle her with a bottle all day long anyway.

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In the beginning it was on demand but we quickly learned his "normal" and started using a schedual. But it changed frequently as he grew and it wasn't super rigid.
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Re: Do you feed on demand or by a schedule?

We do a combination, I suppose. He kind of fell into a routine on his own, which is every 3 hours. Sometimes he wants to eat after 2.5 hrs. and we go with it. If he acts hungry after only 2 hours or less, we really try to satisfy him with something else (rocking/walking/playing/etc.) first, but if he really wants to eat, we feed him. He has reflux, which is well under control, but if he's eats too much or too often, it comes back up...so we walk a fine line with this guy!
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We do a combination, I suppose. He kind of fell into a routine on his own, which is every 3 hours. Sometimes he wants to eat after 2.5 hrs. and we go with it. If he acts hungry after only 2 hours or less, we really try to satisfy him with something else (rocking/walking/playing/etc.) first, but if he really wants to eat, we feed him. He has reflux, which is well under control, but if he's eats too much or too often, it comes back up...so we walk a fine line with this guy!
We do the same kind of thing; we have a schedule to follow and both my kids have fallen into it of their own accord for the most part. We will try to stick to the schedule if it's WAY early for a feed (unless she pukes most of her last feed up or something like that of course) and just distract her, but if it's just a few minutes early, we go along with her. Pretty much, unless we're due for a feed, we just try all the 'other' stuff that might be bothering her (diaper change, wrapping her up/unwrapping her, holding her, burping her etc etc) first.
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Our 6 week old eats every 3 hours (4 hours at night), not because I've put her on a schedule but because that's when she seems to be hungry.
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Where did I read that nursing on demand leads to children at a lower risk of obesity in adulthood...

Somewhere, recently!

I nursed on demand. Always.

My friend was a schedule feeder. I would sob when her failure to thrive baby would visit. Never nursed before the 3rd hour and her dr bullied her into it. Disgusting.
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Where did I read that nursing on demand leads to children at a lower risk of obesity in adulthood...

Somewhere, recently!

I nursed on demand. Always.

My friend was a schedule feeder. I would sob when her failure to thrive baby would visit. Never nursed before the 3rd hour and her dr bullied her into it. Disgusting.
So I hope this doesn't spur a debate, but I read and tried to follow the Babywise book with my first 2. My oldest was sttn by 8 weeks. I was in HEAVEN, BUT I was convinced I had low supply, started giving bottles, but didn't pump and it made the problem worse and he eventually weaned at 4 months. Same thing with my 2nd one. They always gained well, but probably because I supplemented. They were never FTT, but those evening "witching hours" weren't nearly as bad with #3 who got to nurse practically 4 hours straight!

By #3 I decided that book was being tossed out of my house!! I did, and still do, on demand and he's 12 months! But thankfully he eats table food well. I wouldn't be able to keep up with him!

Anyway, thanks everyone for your input. I never did wean to more bottles. DS still just gets a bottle before bed, but now it's regular milk instead of formula.

So funny to go back and read old posts!
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