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Old 05-26-2014, 12:41 PM   #11
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It is nOrmal. My boy could be eatng in his sleep and does most of time. We co sleep soi get sleep too. Be had gotten better though. I thiNk for long timei Just say on couch and ate meals. ....

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Old 05-27-2014, 06:18 PM   #12
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Newborns do eat that often and can be even more often during growth spurt periods. Hang in there!!! It WILL get better!!!
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:48 PM   #13
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My daughter was full term but in the nicu for a month due to a brain malformation and only started nursing at 3 weeks (tube fed BM prior to being on the breast). She was still under birth weight when she was released so I nursed her as often as she'd take the boob- often every 30 minutes! I know how exhausting it can be. she still nurses probably every 90 minutes but I love nursing her and don't mind!
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:16 PM   #14
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She nurses about every 3 hours,nursed about every 2 hours when she was first born.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:46 AM   #15
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My 1st two did every 2 more more until a year...even after solids. They never spaced out until they were really walking & too busy to try. They were porky pants though, so perhaps that is why. LOL

This little one is not as avid, but nursing every two can be the way a baby stays. The good news is that you also get used to it. Adjusting to that level of interaction & demand is a tough transition...but once you get there, it isn't such a big deal.
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:40 PM   #16
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Re: Time between nursing sessions?

Every 2 hours is totally normal for the 4th trimester. My doctors encouraged feeding at least that often the first few weeks because LO had a really hard time gaining weight at first.

He is ~14 weeks now and spaces his feedings more (he's a busy body and wants to spend all his awake time rolling around on the floor and playing)--the downside is that I get crazy engorged! I don't time feedings anymore, but I'd say he eats more like every 3 hours, maybe 4 sometimes.
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Equally normal are for babies to be able to go 3 hours between feedings at 2 months.
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Equally normal are for babies to be able to go 3 hours between feedings at 2 months.
I would agree that is totally normal, but in all the nursing friends/family I have had around, I would say it is not what would be typical/common or anything you should expect at that age. Well in general, you shouldn't "expect" anything, as we all have learned that the minute you do, they do something totally different anyway. :P
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I would agree that is totally normal, but in all the nursing friends/family I have had around, I would say it is not what would be typical/common or anything you should expect at that age. Well in general, you shouldn't "expect" anything, as we all have learned that the minute you do, they do something totally different anyway. :P
Depends on how you do things All of mine were on 3 hour feedings at 8 weeks. All of my friends' were too, that's 39 babies in total, including my preemie. Most NICU babies are doing 3 hours also.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:37 AM   #20
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Re: Time between nursing sessions?

My LO nursed very often at that age and even more often during growth spurts. Hang in there! You're doing the best for your baby. Sleep deprivation is tough, but it will get better. We co-slept and still do. It's great because neither of us have to "fully" wake up for her to nurse. She'll go longer stretches at night soon. I found that my little girl would cluster feed in the evenings for several hours (6-10ish). Then she would sleep for a longer stretch after that. Good luck!
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