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why is she hungry so often???

why is my baby hungry SO often?? i breastfeed n i feed her for about an hr an then an hr later she is hungry again. she eats the whole time i am feeding her and my flow is really good, so she IS getting milk

whats up with that?? is it normal??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Mar. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • How old is she? That is normal for a newborn.
    MamaChamp

    Answer by MamaChamp at 3:59 PM on Mar. 7, 2009

  • Yes, very normal. Breastmilk is easy to digest, and a new baby (I'm assuming she's new?) has a really teeny-weeny stomach, so it doesn't take much to bet full. It's good that she wants to nurse so often. That's what makes your milk supply become firmly established by about 3 months. It is also normal for babies to have growth spurts in the first few months, and during those she'll probably want to eat prety much constantly (or at least, it will feel that way to you). Hang in there! This shall pass.
    BlueFrogMama

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 4:00 PM on Mar. 7, 2009

  • Very normal for a newborn!
    Depending on age baby might also be hitting a growth spurt. Just feed on demand and you'll be fine.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 4:01 PM on Mar. 7, 2009

  • Yes, normal! Keep feeding on demand and feedings will start to space out a bit as she gets a little bigger. Read "How often should I nurse my baby?" at http://www.llli.org/FAQ/frequency.html


    "Babies who breastfeed frequently (as long as they are latched on correctly) tend to get plenty of milk because their mothers' milk supplies have been boosted by the frequent stimulation. Research now shows that restricting the amount of time at the breast and extending the time between feedings can reduce not only a mother's milk supply, but also the fat content of her milk -- resulting in a hungry, crying baby."

    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:04 PM on Mar. 7, 2009

  • Totally normal. Babies tummies are only the size of their tiny fists, so its common for them to need to eat as often as every hour at first. Just continue to feed her whenever she seems hungry, she knows what she needs. She could be going through a growth spurt right now too. They are typically at 6-10 days, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 4-6 months. However, growth spurts can occur at other times too.
    sarahmae3

    Answer by sarahmae3 at 7:35 PM on Mar. 7, 2009

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