As the heading suggests, my lovely DS is a big boy. At 16 weeks, he's 8kg, strong and pretty tall (I haven't measured him in a bit so not sure exact height).
He was 3.5 at birth but he's just grown fast.
He feeds pretty well every 2 to 2.5 hours during the day, occasionally stretching to 3 if we are busy or he has a longer than usual sleep. Overnight his first block of sleep is 3-4 hours, making 4 hours his longest sleep and feeding interval. After he wakes from that he sleeps and wakes for a feed either 3 but most likely every 2 hours.
It's not a sleeping issue I don't think, he's good at going to sleep with a bit of patting and shushing or rocking/walking in the pram.
So my question is - is he a big boy because I feed him all the time or is he hungry all the time because he's a big boy?
The ABA pretty well supports feeding on demand whereas my GP thinks I'm feeding him too much and should put him on solids from four months which I'm not super keen to to.
I like breastfeeding. After all the infertility, I'm good at breastfeeding and it feels like my super power.
If it's a question of just hanging on another 8 weeks till he gets ready for solids then that's fine but I'm keen to hear from other mums of big hungry bubbas- did your baby also feed frequently? Were you told to 'stretch them out and did you? Could you?
Personally I'm not able to 'stretch him' beyond what occurs naturally when he has to wait a bit for whatever reason and he gets stretched an extra half hour or 45 mins for a feed.
Just want to hear from similar experiences and how things worked out for you.