Slightly off topic but can you over feed a baby EBM? I'm exclusively expressing and often wonder if im overfeeding ...
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04-02-2012 21:11 #11
04-02-2012 21:13 #12
04-02-2012 21:18 #13
Your DS sounds like a very healthy, happy bubba!
I understand the concern you may have of 'overfeeding' baby - I thought that when my toddler was a newbie I was doing the same.
She would have so much milk, then be quite upset for long periods of time, she wouldn't take a dummy nor would anything else settle her. I had an overactive let down (too much milk too fast) and i wasnt managing it too well as I didn't have adequate info at the time.
This time around I manage it a bit better. Aside from tandem feeding my toddler and newborn, I also feed my newborn on the same side if she seems hungry again shortly after the feed. That way she doesn't get the fast let down again, or the foremilk so she doesn't get a windy tummy.
I also offer her my clean pinky finger turned upwards to suck and that calms her, resembles the nipple more than a dummy but doesn't add to an already loaded tummy.
But if it's hot as well, Bubs will feed more and I've noticed with my little ones that the difference in size has related to their desire to feed with my larger newborn (my now toddler) feeding so regularly too!!
04-02-2012 21:29 #14
I think your doing a great job. My DS fed every 2 hours till he was 3 months. He was in the 95% for his weight then once he hit 4-5 months he just stretched out. He is now 14mths and still in double zeros : ) I enjoyed feeding him and demand fed him till 13 mths.
He would only ever feed for on one side and only for 10 min.
I also tried for a long time to get him to take a dummy I bought every dummy on the market but he didn't take any.
Just go with what you are comfortable with and enjoy that bond. They grow up to quick
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04-02-2012 23:43 #17
Agree with everyone else plus around the 6 week mark baby has a growth spurt so you will find yourself having to BF more often. You're going great, keep it up!
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05-02-2012 15:50 #19Senior Member
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dont listen to other do what feels right to you you cant over feed a BF baby, you wont make him a fat adult, or a pig, you cant "spoil" him keep up the good work
06-02-2012 09:09 #20
I do this too sometimes DD wants to feed every half hour so for two hours she'll only drink one side then I'll swap for the next two hours.
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