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    Default Feeding a two week old for 45 mins and still hungry

    Hello,

    I have a two week old baby that I'm currently breastfeeding and expressing. When I breastfeed her normally she feeds for around 30 mins and then sleeps, but the last couple of nights she has fed for 45 mins then falls asleep. But when I put her down in her bassinet she starts suckling again and wants more milk. I then give her a bottle and she goes to sleep.

    I'm wondering if she is getting enough from breastfeeding?

    Or is this normal at this age?

    I'm changing her nappy every fed as well and feeding every 3 to 4 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gal23 View Post
    Hello,

    I have a two week old baby that I'm currently breastfeeding and expressing. When I breastfeed her normally she feeds for around 30 mins and then sleeps, but the last couple of nights she has fed for 45 mins then falls asleep. But when I put her down in her bassinet she starts suckling again and wants more milk. I then give her a bottle and she goes to sleep.

    I'm wondering if she is getting enough from breastfeeding?

    Or is this normal at this age?

    I'm changing her nappy every fed as well and feeding every 3 to 4 hours.
    Have you tried offering her boob instead of bottle maybe it’s just for comfort, going through a growth spurt & trying to increase your supply?

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    That does sound very normal to me. Babies increase feeds and feeding length for a number of reasons such as growth spurt, boosting your supply, fighting mild illness, or even just for comfort and connection. If nappies are as normal, and baby is otherwise content I would just go with the flow (literally!) and trust all is well.

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    For us that was a sign of tongue-tie. Baby was not getting enough at feedings due to the tie, would fall asleep from exhaustion wake up soon after screaming for more.

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    It could be perfectly normal, it may not be. I highly recommend seeing an IBCLC (international board certified lactation consultant), and just touching base, for reassurance

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    It sounds normal to me, but my little one took foreverrrrr to feed in the early days. Also quite often if they wake when you put them down in the bassinet, they aren’t necessarily looking for food - just comfort. And breastfeeding is obviously a great comfort. Babies HATE being put down to bed 😂 . They want cuddles!

    But if you have any concerns at all, I agree it’s worthwhile speaking with a lactation consultant. Can’t put a price on peace of mind!

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    Sounds pretty normal for those early cluster feeds and growth spurts. But also agree with above, seek out a good lactation consultant- they are an amazing source of information, advice and reassurance

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    I would recommend you use probiotics and read this review https://miniscreeny.com/best-probiotics-for-babies.
    Last edited by joanapalmer; 29-10-2020 at 00:22.

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    I think this is totally normal. Sometimes they feed then suckle then have another feed. Sometimes they cluster feed to increase supply. Both my babies would stay on the boob forever and at times they just sat on the boob for hours at a time. If they are gaining weight, have wees and poos as whatever is normal for them, I'd say they are fine. Totally normal for babies to feed constantly imo.

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