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    Wow thanks everyone for the replies. Bubs is gaining, looks healthy, has plenty of stools and wet nappies so he is definitely getting enough milk. The only challenge has been feeling like I am feeding almost all day. I will let him sleep after a cluster feed tomorrow and see how we go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Oh and when we talk about weight, don't let anyone tell you a fully breastfed baby must put on 200g or more a week (or worse 500g! which is a stat expected of formula fed babies...)
    This has been our problems...DS was 'only' putting on 230g per week after being discharged. I felt like I was being pushed to comp feed with formula (which I resisted but felt persistently guilty about due to his 'low' weight gain). However after 4 weeks in a row with exactly the same gain each week he has at least proved his consistency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles10 View Post
    i never followed that rule. If your baby is full term and healthy, they will usually let you know when they want to feed. Cluster feeding is often followed by a longer sleep, and the first part of the evening is often when you get the longest sleep.

    As you have described, i would not wake the baby. Let him sleep and if you can, get some sleep yourself.

    It is only if baby is spending long time asleep regularly that i would wake for feeds.

    https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfi...-my-baby-feeds

    https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfi...ng-enough-milk
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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Oh and when we talk about weight, don't let anyone tell you a fully breastfed baby must put on 200g or more a week (or worse 500g! which is a stat expected of formula fed babies...)
    Yup! My CHN who was also an LC and is a volunteer for the ABA told me that anything about 110grams for a bf baby a week is great.

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    I wouldn't wake him! Feed him when he wants it. How many weeks is he? He might be cluster feeding in the evening so he can have a good & longer sleep at night! You'll know when he's hungry again!

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    OT, but this is what I love about bubhub. Such great, articulate & positive advice that I think has really helped the OP.

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