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Overfeeding my BF baby?

Posted by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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My LO will be one month on Sunday and I've noticed at times she will feed on one side for 20 minutes and after burping and some spit up will wail 20 minutes later like she's hungry. I feed her again for about 8-10 minutes and she's fine. Am I overfeeding her? Should I consider breaking out the dreaded binky early?
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Ptitchou
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:55 PM
No. Feed her when she wants for however long she wants.
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polkaspots
by Gold Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:59 PM
Breastfed babies don't over eat. Only a bottle/cup could do that.
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anxiousschk
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:13 PM

DD2 won't take a pacifier if she's hungry.  If she just wants to suck on something, she's all for it. 

Your baby is still pretty young and you can't overfeed it.  

If you feel you need to try the paci, you can.  Your baby isn't going to keep sucking on it if she's hungry and isn't getting any food. 

MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:17 PM
Nope. You can't overfeed from the breast
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Gabsmom0321
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM
Thanks moms! Just gave her another 20 minutes worth within an hour of each other and now she's sleeping like a... You get the point. Thank you again. FTM. Worried about everything.
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thundersky
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 9:22 PM
My dd2 dose that too. She is only 1 1\2 week old. What I do is let her eat then periodically pop her off to burp and let her tummy settle a bit before she eats more.
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Gabsmom0321
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:38 PM
I occasionally do that, but some days she just can't get enough. Will probably try that too.



Quoting thundersky:

My dd2 dose that too. She is only 1 1\2 week old. What I do is let her eat then periodically pop her off to burp and let her tummy settle a bit before she eats more.

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