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STILL having problems with FLORIA

she was being breastfed about every 2-3 hours,but now i switched to formula (beacause im taking medication) and she has been VERY GOOD and hasnt cryed and eating 3 oz every 3 hours sence this morning but at 8 pm was her last time right now it is 2;30A.M and i am worried she is still sleeping, i try changing her talking to her moving her around taking her cloths off putting the bottle in her mouth..she just streches and thats all
im worried becuase when i breastfed she would never want to detch and when she did she would cry an hour later and i would have to give her formula, and she would b fussy all day, but today she hasnt even woke up only to eat but thats all

are they smart foreal?? will they eat when hungry and stop when full, becuase floria clearly doesnt understand what full means lol and always spits up most of her milk
she would eat eat eat so much formula like 6-7 oz and still want more

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Zashira

Asked by Zashira at 3:23 AM on Jan. 2, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • formula fed babies go longer between feedings as breastmilk breaks down much faster. I would let her sleep ad track her eating tomorrow again. she wont eat as frequently, tho may take a lil more because its offered. spitting up doesnt always mean she ate too much. it can mean anything from some air in her tummy, to acid reflux...so just be sure to feed her a lil more upright and see if it helps.
    Bearsjen

    Answer by Bearsjen at 3:26 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • wanted to add, without knowing her age, its hard to tell you if 6 ounces is ok or not. they do stop when ull and if you went longer than 3 hrs between feeding in day, she will of course eat more when fed. I think she is fine hon. :)
    Bearsjen

    Answer by Bearsjen at 3:28 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • she is a months old but when she stoped her last feeding was just 3 oz and is lasting 6-7 hours without another feeding
    Zashira

    Answer by Zashira at 3:34 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • well one nite isnt going to hurt her mama, so try to relax, but I would call her doc in the morning and ask what they suggest. i know when my sonwas that age they said not to go longerthan4 hours, BUT he was a preemie so that may make a diff. maybe she isgoing thru a groth spurt and was extra tired. could be alot of things but as I said, this one night isnt going to hurt her one bit . if you feel bettr you can try waking her with the bottle nipple rubbing on her lips, see if she takes it. but it'll be fine :).
    Bearsjen

    Answer by Bearsjen at 3:46 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • You know there are a lot of breastfeeding friendly medication options. I would seriously look into it. You can probably check out dr hales books at your library or join the breastfeeding moms group to see if someone has a copy or ask your local pharmacist! http://neonatal.ttuhsc.edu/lact/drhalebooks.html

    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 10:59 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • FYI most doctors know squat about the particulars about medication, that's what pharmacists are for.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 11:00 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

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