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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23-04-2012 09:38 #21
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23-04-2012 09:55 #23
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.
23-04-2012 10:03 #24Child led parent here...save me :)
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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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Thanks Boobycino! :-)
23-04-2012 10:14 #28
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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23-04-2012 10:16 #29
23-04-2012 10:24 #30
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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