Eating ?

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Eating ?
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Mon, 08-20-2012 - 5:35pm

Just curious how often everyone's lo is eating now.  Maxwell seemed to be eating every 2 hr for the longest time, recently went to every 3 hr and already seems to want to spread out the feedings even more.

Karen


 "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on."  

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Fri, 08-24-2012 - 9:20am

Connor is bottle fed and is also very distracted and chatty, lol! We always start out cuddling with his bottle (I try to do skin on skin and close contact to get the bonding like when you are breast feeding) and it starts out with him spooning around me with his bottle, but at the first sign of distraction, he turns his head and by the time we are done feeding, he isn't even looking at me anymore, his head and neck are twisted away and he is almost trying to roll away, all with the bottle in his mouth :smileytongue:  I also just increased his ounces of formula, as he was draining the little bottles with five ounces in them, and now he is using a big bottle with 6 ounces, though sometimes I give him an extra ounce after he drains that even!  I am not sure there is a formula that will help them sleep longer, though.  All four of mine were bottle fed, and my first never slept through the night till nearly a year, where my others slept through as early as 6 weeks....I think it is the baby, not the food that makes them do it :smileyhappy:

I also sometimes "hold them off", like last night, Connor woke at 3, all fussy.  I was going to feed him, but thought he shouldn't be hungry yet, so I gave him his soother and turned on his music and he went back to sleep till 7!

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In reply to: kokonek2004
Fri, 08-24-2012 - 4:40pm

At least you can keep the bottle in his mouth when he's looking away.  Eventually I just have to say one more chance and if he lets go the feeding session is over.  Of course, this is after about 10 min of him going on and off.  The one thing I get a kick out of is in the morning he will keep glancing up at me even when he is latched on like he is checking to see if I'm still there:smileyhappy:

I agree that the time they STTN is completely dependent on the baby.  Usually, if I'm trying to "hold them off" I give them the paci and if they're still stirring around after 20-30 min I get up to feed them.  Sometimes though they do go back to sleep for a couple hours or more.  Then hopefully after a few nights of this he/she may sleep that extra 1/2 hr before waking to eat.

Karen


 "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on."  

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In reply to: kokonek2004
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 12:52pm
Oh guppy.. My 1st son never to date has slept through the night.. He is 12.. my 2nd son only recently and he is two will sleep through the night.. Mostly any way.. She may be like them.. But, I do know babies get use to the idea of being full at bed time.. So if they wake up and do t feel full they will want to be.. I believe the paci will do the trick if this is the case.. She may just not need as much sleep like my 1st two.. All 3 of mine are EBF... Good luck getting sleep.. I know it's a struggle when the do that.. I was terrified Leah would do like my boys.. But I'm pleased to say she sleeps at least 7 hours at a time.. Eats then sleeps another 3 to 4..

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