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DS is 5weeks old, and born 4 weeks early, so we have been waking for most feeds until this week. He wakes now for most feed, and yesterday had a frenzy of wanting to be fed every couple of hours, and he slept very little between those feeds. Last night his breathing got a little raspy, so i put the vapouriser on and he slept well after that. He is still a little stuffy this morning, so i have been putting saline up his nose to clear it out before feeds. But he seems very sleepy and his last feed at 12 was only about 10mins of good sucking before he drifted to sleep. He will wake if i annoy him enough, but isn't interested in feeding any more this feed. Is this OK? I am thinking that maybe he stuffed himself yesterday & is catchin up on the sleep today and will be a little more enthusiastic tomorrow. He has no temp, is a good colour & I am not worried that he is really ill - it just seems like maybe a little cold. DD also had a little bit of a runny nose yesterday, with no other symptoms.
I guess i really want to know if it's OK to let him feed so lazily & sleep heaps for 24hrs or so? I feel quite full, and am don't want my supply to drop off too much.
Apparently, after some growth spurt feeding frenzies, some babies do just kick back and catch of up some sleep.
Unless he's in distress or in any other way makes you worried, don't wake him unless you need to change a nappy. He'll wake when he's hungry :)
Yeah, I agree with Beany, it sounds like a classic growth spurt - he's sucking more to create more milk, so he'll be better satisfied, and sleeping more cause growing is a very tiring business! :D
If you're really stressed about him, don't hesitate to ring or take him to his GP though :)
Sounds like a growth spurt, He'll eat when he's hungry don't worry about that! I would let him guide you with his feeding at this tender young age it's all over the shop and will be until he is about 6 months then things usually settle down a tad, you sound like you're doing really well! Keep it up!
I agree with the others too. He will let you know when he is hungry.
feel quite full, and am don't want my supply to drop off too much.
You could always express and bottle the milk and even freeze some to help with your comfort level. That way you will keep on making the milk too and your supply wont drop off too much.
Everything sounds great! I'm sure he is just resting after a feeding frenzy, and readying himself for another soon...:thumbsup:
As long as he has no signs of dehydration - sunken fontenelles, very few wet nappies, just go with the flow.
My 4 week old goes to sleep between sides, so I change her nappy between sides to wake her up enough to start the second side. Then if she doesn't want it I don't push.
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