I'm new to cafe mom. I'm glad I discovered this because you ladies seem like a bunch of really great moms! I need your help. My 3 month 1 wk old wants to eat all the time. She is gaining weight really well-averaging 2-3 lbs a month so far. She has plenty of poos and pees, but is always on the breast. I'm not sure if she is really hungry or is just doing this for comfort or maybe she likes taking small meals? I know babies have growth spurts around 2, 6 wks and 3 months, but she has always done this. She nurses on one side actively for about 15 minutes. Then I offer her the 2nd side after a good burp and she is usually not interested. A typical session goes like this: Nurses for roughly 15 minutes then dozes off on the breast. She then wakes up 20-30 minutes later to be hungry again. The cycle continues all day. Sometimes I get lucky and she'll nap for 1-11/2 hour. To put it in a nut shell, she eats every 30minutes to every 1 1/2 hour. Thanks in advance!!!!
on Jul. 18, 2007 at 4:28 PM