20/08/2012 at 08:27
Our son is 18 weeks old. During the day every three hours he takes a four ounce bottle. Sometimes he takes an extra ounce or two extra. Its hard to get him to eat more. At night though he is now waking every three hours-it used to be four. My wife thinks its because he does not get enough food. He was weighed at a clinic last week and he is gaining weight appropriately . She is wrecked because she doesnt go back to sleep after he wakes. I can -well mostly.
20/08/2012 at 08:38
Meant to add=he takes 6 ounce bottles at night
21/08/2012 at 21:39
he is probably having a growth spurt. if so it should only last 24-48 hours. these are important for his growth. otherwise if it doesnt resolve i guess you could try letting him have a bit more at bedtime if he'll take it.
I feel for your wife - i dont know how she's managed if she doesnt get back to sleep after his feed, particulatly in the early days! x
04/12/2012 at 10:57
I know it isn't recommended, but my son is 14 weeks. I wasn't getting enough milk because I started drinking peppermind tea which started decreasing my milk supply. I tried feeding my son a tiny bit of rice cereal mixed with a couple ounces of breastmilk in a bottle. It just helps thicken the milk up. I read that it is supposed to help them sleep through the night better. With my son it hasn't really changed.. he goes to bed around 10pm-12am. Wakes at 3-5 am to be fed/changed, then again around 6am-7am/fed, and finally around 10am-1 pm for a few hours before taking a couple-few hour afternoon nap.. I also started mixing a tiny bit of cereal in because my son is really gassy and was constantly screaming in pain from it. I have noticed it has helped with the pain. He is still gassy but not crying in pain or tensing up like he used to.
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