Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

my son is breastfeed only and is gaining a pound a week he seems like he is hungry all the time!!! was wondering if any one else seems to have a problem with a hungry hungry baby!

Answer Question
 
ZaynesMommy827

Asked by ZaynesMommy827 at 7:17 PM on Oct. 12, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

Level 3 (13 Credits)
Answers (14)
  • Enjoy it, pretty soon hes going to be wiping of your kisses yelling "no momma thats gross." Sigh**
    Amelia512

    Answer by Amelia512 at 7:19 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • yes i did and it was because i couldn't produe enought milk. One reasion he could be wanting to eat alot is to get more milk to come in if it goes on for more than 3-4 days than talk to a lactation nurse about it.
    Rhiannon1980

    Answer by Rhiannon1980 at 7:20 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • they digest breast milk faster because its natural so in turn they are hungry more often!
    crazymomma714

    Answer by crazymomma714 at 7:21 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • every baby in my family was like this. no one was ever told that they weren't producing enough milk.
    heck, my baby brother is now 6 feet 6 inches tall!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:21 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • you just have a growing baby. Your baby is proabably just a snacker, my son was like this. He is now 11mos, solely breastfed and snacks less, but before he could walk, so up to 9 mos, he was a snacker. Now he's too busy getting into stuff. :)

    If u think ur not producing enough there are ways to help increase your supply, but multiple short feedings are normal. Some babies, like mine, don't need to eat for 30 min, but maybe 5-10min more often.
    DomoniqueWS

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 7:25 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • They wanted my daughter to gain .5 ounces a day. so that's whats 3.5 pounds? She wasn't actually doing that until she was close to a month old though. I would see a lactation consultant. Count diapers. And not let them scare you out of breast feeding.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:28 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • breastfed babies are supposed to gain between 4-7 ounces per week, in the beginning few months. a pound a week is ridiculously high. i would suggest seeing a doc asap. that doesn't sound right. also check out the breastfeeding moms group. they may have some info/suggestions for you.

    kyriesmommy13

    Answer by kyriesmommy13 at 7:48 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • *3.5 oz. not pounds! wow bad math night?
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:52 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • Weighing after a feeding can throw weights off as well. There is no exact science. It is sooo hard for a breast fed baby to be over weight.. Is he long to?.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:53 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • dr says thats fine! but just feel like to much. he is adverage length but body very long legs kinda short lol
    ZaynesMommy827

    Comment by ZaynesMommy827 (original poster) at 8:00 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN