Feeding too much

by Gejay
(New South Wales)

Can anyone tell me because i have no experience in these matters is it normal for a mother to feed her new baby daughter night and day since birth buby is now 3 months old every 2 to 3 hours it somehow seems a little to much
cheers

Comments for Feeding too much

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 31, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Perfect feeding schedule
by: Tracy

Hi!

Yes, that is perfect timing! Your newborn should be breastfeeding/formula feeding at least every 2 to 3 hours during the day and at night. Here from about 2 months your baby might only decide to start sleeping through at night...if you are one of the lucky ones! ;-)

You can be grateful baby is not breastfeeding more often than that! Mine loved to comfort feed and would spend an hour on the breast with each time she wanted to drink, but then I loved it too...coz it gave me time to be lazy for once.

Jan 31, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Reply to comment
by: Geyjay

Hi Tracy
Thank you very much for your response to my query
because you are obviously a nursing mum and its fairly obvious that you know what you are talking about I on the other hand am just a concerned grandfather. please before you jump down my throat
and tell me to pull my head in please let me explain...

I do not mix in my children's lives and only offer an opinion when asked ohhh yearrr i can hear you say well it's true I am too busy with my own interests and life to have the time i have been on this planet.

for 64 years and have learned from my mistakes but when something looks wrong it's usually because it is wrong. What would you think if I were to tell you that the buby is fed every 1 to 1 and a1/2 hours night and day.

would you still insist this is normal we had 2 children and both were breast fed my wife thinks it's excessive what do you think because I just don't know cheers.

Geyjay (look i don't have a problem with a mum wanting to spend as much time with her buby as she can I think it's beautiful but it seems a little excessive what do you think)

Feb 02, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
other questions and suggestions
by: Tracy

HI!

Is mom coping with the demand? Does she seem to have a low milk supply? If she does, there are things she can about it...I will explain more in detail if this is the case.

Baby might also be comfort feeding as mine did. If this is the case, baby is old enough to introduce a pacifier. Has mom tried that yet? At three months it won't cause nipple confusion if that is what she is worried about.

Feb 02, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
food for thought
by: Gejay

Hi Tracy thank you for the response you have given me food for thought i had at first thought that the mum was fixating on the bub in an unhealthy way but now you have got me thinking.

Thank you, after all how do you define normal.

Oh and there is no problem in the supply department the mum has been well and truly blessed. I now have some things to think about.

Thank you for taking the time to send intelligent answers

cheers Gejay

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Invitation 2.