Breast & bottle feeding
03/06/2009 at 18:07
my 11 week old baby is still wanting to be fed every 2 hours in the daytime - does anyone else have this too? My 1st daughter was the same but I ended up switching to formula at about 3 1/2 months due to personal insecurities about growth & feeding times (total rubbish but was not encouraged by HV's to keep going). She is definately hungry as she roots lots and screams if she's not fed. She wont take a dummy as she hates anything unnatural in her mouth!
I want to BF for as long as I can but we're quite active in the days as I get cabin fever in our flat with an overactive 4 yr old who's into everything and find it hard to just keep feeding! It makes no difference if we're out and about and she's in the pram!
I seem to also be constantly feeding at teatime and I can only hope and pray for a whole night's sleep eventually!!!
Any tips would be great! Thank you xx
03/06/2009 at 19:19
03/06/2009 at 20:44
hey just wondered if you've tried alternate feeding so using a bottle and bf, there are some really good bottles out there by avent and tommie tippee that have bottles to represent a breast as you say your little girl isn't to keen on a dummy, what type of dummy have you tried just curious as my friends son only took to a particular one and so did my son. luckily for me charlie took well to the bottle after breastfeeding him for 3 1/2 months i reluctantly had to stop as i could not keep up with him cause he was such a hungry baby and formula satisfied him completely.
you are doing a great job and no one would think any less of you if you did decide to stop, you've got to do whats right for you and your family, hope that helps if i think of anything else i'll give you a shout x
03/06/2009 at 21:37
04/06/2009 at 13:07
Hiah, I agree with the others maybe try alternate between breast and bottle-my youngest fed every 2 hours and he was bottle fed,was a nightmare,h.v said he needed it so carry on,had a huge bag with loads of bottles just for simple trip out.
The tommee tippee bottles are excellent. Good luck
12/07/2010 at 13:19
12/07/2010 at 13:55
you could try expressing but also with the hot weather she is probably thirsty so unfortunately will end up feeding regulary, as gets older and stomach gets bigger should eventually go longer i have found expression does make them go between longer.
there are some good websites that give you info about helping express without effecting bf.
28/07/2010 at 12:39
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