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    But just a quick naive q.. i mean, not having the equipement to bottle feed etc is great but when do u decide enough is enough, i have no milk and baby is hungry!??

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopefulmama2b View Post
    But just a quick naive q.. i mean, not having the equipement to bottle feed etc is great but when do u decide enough is enough, i have no milk and baby is hungry!??
    For me that would be when baby is over 5 days old, isn't having regular wet nappies or seems lethargic or unwell (And I feel it's my supply - not someone else telling me its my supply). I think if I was in that situation I would top up bottle feeding while still breast feeding first and continue doing anything I could to improve attachment or supply.

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    Similar to a PP my BF DS never fed more frequently than every 3 hours after the first few days. He was snacking and falling asleep whilst feeding to start with but my middie advised to keep him awake to get a full feed, instead of letting him snack all day. He also never did cluster feeding in the evenings, and rarely fed more than twice overnight. Each baby is different.

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    DDs 'feeds' were 3 hours apart regardless of formula or breast.

    However from my personal experience...when I was bfding and DD cried out it seemed natural to me to feed her for comfort. Therefore there were probably many times, in fact I know there was that I would feed her when she was not needing the food. She would either just lay there and suck but not enough to get food just enough for comfort or she would eat and vomit because she was too full.

    When I switch to formula if she cried out it seemed more natural to cuddle her then stick a bottle in her mouth. Not that I thought about it but it was just an automatic response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopefulmama2b View Post
    But just a quick naive q.. i mean, not having the equipement to bottle feed etc is great but when do u decide enough is enough, i have no milk and baby is hungry!??
    No wet nappies, dry skin, no tears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futureherder View Post
    DDs 'feeds' were 3 hours apart regardless of formula or breast.

    However from my personal experience...when I was bfding and DD cried out it seemed natural to me to feed her for comfort. Therefore there were probably many times, in fact I know there was that I would feed her when she was not needing the food. She would either just lay there and suck but not enough to get food just enough for comfort or she would eat and vomit because she was too full.
    ditto. I fed for every cry regardless of the cause (checked nappy then fed). Figured DD would spew up any extra.

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    Thanks Boobycino! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzys Mummy View Post
    ditto. I fed for every cry regardless of the cause (checked nappy then fed). Figured DD would spew up any extra.
    Ive lived by "if in doubt - boob"

    Breast feeding is comfort, its warmth, its sucking for pain relief, to move lower wind, to go to sleep or relieve boredom, , its a drink, snack, and main meals. Most discomfort or distress with my babies/toddler can be solved with boob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threechooks View Post
    Some people demand feed with formula too. Do you only get thirsty every 4 hours???? I need a glass of water every hour at least.
    Dd was fully formula fed from 6 weeks and I would offer water in between. It led to great habits of her wanting water later on whereas some friend's had a lot of issues trying to get their child to drink water.

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    I gave EBM and FF to my DS. Although he was demand fed you could set your watch by when he wanted a bottle. It was exactly 2 hours between feeds for EBM and 3 hours for FF.

    I swore I would be successful BF'ing DD (and I'm still going strong at 16 mnths) but I was one of the unlucky ones and my DD fed around the clock for the first 3 months. She's still a milk-a-holic now.


 

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