My dd sleeps well at night, often going 6 - 8 hours between overnight feeds (sometimes more), but she's still trying to get 7 - 8 feeds (BFing) in during the day, so they are often 2 hours apart. But randomly she'll go 4 - 6 hours between daytime feeds. She has a cold and so do I so I accept she'll want milk more often right now, but this was an issue before we got sick too.
It's not too much of an issue if I'm with her all the time, but if I want to have a rest (which at the moment I really need cause I've been sick for over a week) or go to the shops I never quite know how long is going to be too long. Poor dh had a very grumpy baby on his hands yesterday when I was stuck at the shops & didn't get back til 2.5 hours since the start of dd's last feed. I've got extra help this week and the idea was that they would look after bub while I ran quick errands that would be anything but quick if bubs needs to come along too.
So, do your good overnight sleepers feed heaps during the day? When do they stop doing this reliably? I'm going back to work in 2 months (part time) and if she's still wanting to feed 2 hourly it will make life more difficult.
If it's relevant my dd is on the 97th percentile for weight (6kg at 9 weeks) and 95th percentile for height, so she's not remotely small
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12-12-2011 16:55 #1
Normal for a 2 month old??
12-12-2011 20:43 #2Senior Member
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Hi my lil one is 9weeks and altho I'm not bf'ing her I bottle feed and like urs she's an awesome sleeper at night but normally will have a bottle every 2.5-4 hours depending on how hungry she is. So Im guessing normal.... She's almost 4.5kg and 57cm... Can't remember on the percentile but she isn't that tiny either lol...I just go with how she wants it may just be growth spurts atm
12-12-2011 20:56 #3
V v normal. Dd did that for the first six months of her life lol.
12-12-2011 20:58 #4
It's normal, especially because she is sleeping so well at night, she is trying to catch up during the day.
12-12-2011 21:04 #5
Mine fed like that, AND heaps at night lol
12-12-2011 21:14 #6Senior Member
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It's so normal when they're little. I remember how hard I found it always having to be on call but looking back it was such a short time (about 3 months) and I wish I'd just relaxed into it more. They really can't wait when they're that little and only mum will do. Lesson learnt for next time . Can you take bub shopping with you in a sling or have your support people come with you to give you some physical space but keep bub close by?
17-12-2011 09:14 #7
Thanks everyone. Generally I'm pretty relaxed about it all, but a simple trip to the shops takes a lot longer at this time of year so I don't feel like I can predict how long I'll be out and that was stressing me. Being sick didn't help.
I've managed this week and she's back to feeding closer to 3+ hours during the day. I think perhaps she was going through a growth spurt cause she stopped feeding so often at the same time she started 'talking' a lot more - a HEAP more. She's such a little chatterbox now - so cute!
She has come with me & my friend or my Mum to the shops for the last couple of days as we've got last minute Christmas stuff organised. I was thankful for the help cause buying a whole heap of fabric from spotlight (7 different colours each on a roll 1.5m long) is just not possible if you have a newborn in a pram!
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