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she's such a wierd breast baby

she eats wenevr she wants!not every two hours, heck not even every hour. she couldv just let go of the second breast and cry to eat again in 15 minutes. wat do i do? i need consistency!!

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Asked by khmymommi at 10:02 PM on Jun. 15, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Pump and feed her at consistant intervals from u, and at other times u could give her a bottle, thats what i had to do when my daughter was under 2mnths. it made it alot easier, after i got a few bottles ahead, and she eventually started to eat every 2-4hrs from me, and we kicked the bottle at 3months, and then started on sippys of breast milk at 3 mnths, she did great that way.

    Answer by kyliebugs_mommy at 10:07 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • You're not going to like this, but if your baby is one month old, you're going to have to wait this out. Babies aren't hungry when it's convenient for us, and pumping doesn't solve the issue of her being hungry.

    Answer by apexmommy at 10:10 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • awwww man, she is a month...just in case r ther any other suggestions?

    Answer by khmymommi at 10:12 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • It is called cluster feeding and that is just what newborns seem to do. It is hard though and sometimes can challenge your sanity. If you aren't already, you might try just putting baby in bed with you at night. That way you don't have to get up and baby can just latch on while you are sleeping.

    That was the only way that I was able to sleep until my son was 2 months old as he seemed to eat CONSTANTLY!!! I would be so annoyed with my friends who had the 4 hour schedule going and we were still at every hour.

    The good news is that this phase doesn't last forever:) But other than that, there isn't a whole lot to do but feed the babe. GL!!!

    Answer by MamaBuma at 10:20 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • Just like labor, this part will be over soon before you know it... grin and bear it,its just newborns... they are all different. mine was that way too now at 6 months he REFUSES to nurse. let baby nurse however baby needs to.. when babys older THEN work on changing habbits...

    Answer by BillyKraftsMom at 10:25 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • Give it time and know it gets easier and easier though the first few weeks are hard! Nothing worth doing is easy, you won't regret sticking with it!

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 12:09 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Normally babies eat like that when having a growth spurt....hang in really does even out.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 12:19 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Totaly normal newborn behavior. He is cluster feeding probably due to a growth spurt. Stick it out and it will be over before you know it. Good luck!

    Answer by Love2BMommy77 at 2:01 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Like others have said, this is normal. but WHY is she doing this...well, she is TELLING your breasts to make just the right amount of milk, she is growing at a quick pace, AND she knows there is nothing more comforting than cuddling with you and having yummy mama milk. So, "this too shall pass" and keep up the good work!

    Answer by NoNonsenseMama at 3:44 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

  • Very normal at one month old and you just have to deal with it. Pumping and feeding from a bottle at this point would most likely kill your supply and also your breastfeeding relationship in general. Probably a growth spurt and that is how the babe's tell our bodies to make more milk. Once your body picks up production, for me it was usually 4-5 days, then things will go back to a regular 1-3 hour feeding schedule. The thing with breastfeeding is to be successful you have to nurse on demand and that is sometimes inconvenient, but that is just the nature of things!

    Answer by aeneva at 7:16 AM on Jun. 16, 2009

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