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newborn eating a lot!?

i have 3 weeks old baby and from the begining she wants to eat every 1.5 - 2 hours!during the day and night.
i have older child but she could sleep 4-5 hours after good feeding.

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JustynaNY

Asked by JustynaNY at 8:34 AM on Jan. 3, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • All babies are different...
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:05 AM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • Every baby is different. If the baby wants to eat then feed it.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 9:12 AM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • That is completely normal for this baby. NEVER compare babies it will only set you up for heartache because every person is different and achieves at their own pace.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:19 AM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • Normal. Their tummies are tiny and can only hold small amounts. Also, if you're nursing, the milk digests faster.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:14 AM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • Ditto what everyone else said. Feed the baby when it's hungry.
    Gaia_Rain

    Answer by Gaia_Rain at 11:33 AM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • I had one child who woke up once at night to nurse...I had another who would nurse for 45 minutes, and want to be back on the boob less than half an hour later - all through the night and most of the day. Even when I supplemented at night he was waking frequently to feed. Babies are supposed to eat often, their tummies don't hold much. I'm sure this isn't what you want to hear, but suck it up and deal with it, it's part of having babies!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • normal! baby is just trying to help u establish a milk supply. look at this link it will help you understand http://kellymom.com/bf/normal/frequent-nursing.html
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:23 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

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