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Old 09-10-2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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On demand... EVERY HOUR?

OK, I was sorta on a schedule with my DD. About every 2 hours. Then I read a link article on here that another mama had posted. I decided that my DD knew better than me when she was hungry so I have been feeding her "on demand". But now I am feeding her every hour!! Is that right? She is 6 days shy of 5 months. Can this possibly be right. How do I know that she is actually hungry? I don't want to just shove her "food" in her face every hour just because I don't know what else to do or what else it might be.

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Old 09-10-2008, 04:18 PM   #2
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she could be going thru a growth spurt.
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I agree with the PP, growth spurts are brutal lol. My DS would literally nurse every 30 to 45 min when he was going through one. As in he'd nurse for 20 to 30 min, take a break for 10 to 15 min and was ready to go again...it was an insane week lol. On the plus side, he'd cluster feed like that and then nap for 3 or 4 hrs
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:35 PM   #4
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Maddie had her WORST growth spurt the week she turned 5 months old. It was BRUTAL. Every hour during the day AND night, sometimes less than an hour. She cried, ate or slept. That was it. At the end of the 9 days, she had gained almost 10 oz.
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:57 PM   #5
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I would say growth spurt as well. My dd went through one around that same time and it was every hour as well.
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:04 PM   #6
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Sounds like a growth spurt. Altho my DD was nursing about every 1.5 hours til she was about 6 months. We just now hit the 2-3 hour marks at 7.5 months.
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it's in the normal spectrum. my now 5 y/o boy was that way. for a LONG time. he still out-nurses the baby at any given session. Some babies just have intense nursing needs. it DOES get better.
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:10 PM   #8
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Re: On demand... EVERY HOUR?

around the 5month mark my lo went from 13lbs7oz to 16lb 5oz that 5month growht spurt is CRAZYYYYYYYY good luck mama! hang in there!
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I agree with the PP, growth spurts are brutal lol. My DS would literally nurse every 30 to 45 min when he was going through one. As in he'd nurse for 20 to 30 min, take a break for 10 to 15 min and was ready to go again...it was an insane week lol. On the plus side, he'd cluster feed like that and then nap for 3 or 4 hrs
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Re: On demand... EVERY HOUR?

also it might just be that now she knows she has free access and is taking advantage of it.. like..you mean i can have his whenever i want?!
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