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|Tue, 03-05-2013 - 4:31pm|
Hoping someone might have some ideas for me here.
My LO is just 5 months... Exclusively BF (or EBM when I am working) from day one. She was 9 lbs at birth (I make them big :)), and still in the 95% percentile for weight.
She was going about a 4-5 hour stretch at night, waking up to eat once and then back again for another 2-3, then again nurse and then another 2-3 hours sleep. The last few weeks though she has progressively started waking up more and more frequently -- to point of about every hour or hour and a half all night long. She seems to nurse a longer time than she was previously, so seemed weird that she'd be ready to eat so soon after.
She was going about 3 hrs in between feedings during the day so I decided to increase that and now aim for every 2 - 2.5 hours when awake. When I work she takes a bottle, generally around 5 oz (although when we increased the # of feedings, she cut back a little and now averages 4-4.5)
I have not started solids with her yet, and we co-sleep so the feedings are not a big deal if that is what she needs/wants, but I do admit that its getting harder to get sleep with them THAT frequent!
She is healthy and does not appear to have any teeth coming in yet. I assumed at first a growth spurt (god help me as she is already almost 20 lbs!) but with my first, these little spurts only lasted a few days, not several weeks.
I do not think I have a supply issue as I am able to pump at least another 1-2 oz or more after I feed her, and she often refuses to nurse on the second side. I tried to pump a little first to get her more of the fatty milk but that doesnt seem to make any difference.
Is she just maybe in an attachment phase and wants the bonding?? I can handle that :)
Thanks for any insight/advice!