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Old 02-17-08, 12:35 AM
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hi baaack!

quick question, Lola is still bf every 2.5-3 hours 24 hrs a day. i was wondering when they would space out a little more. im wondering if i am producing enough to satisfy her or is she still at that age where eating ever 2-3 hours is common? she will be 4 weeks old on wednesday of next week.
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Old 02-17-08, 01:19 AM
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on demand really is the pits, eh?

she's still a little young. She's probably just starting her growth spurt stints now and in the next 2 months, she'll START lengthening her evening/sleeping sessions.

Usually what happens first, is they become more efficient at nursing so they get more milk in less time than they did at first - but they'll still be wanting that milk more frequently. It won't be long before she starts being full longer.

If it really is seeming like she's hungry too often - you can just try to stall her for 5 extra minutes when she starts getting that frenzied hungry squirm and after a few days, you'll have permenantly lengthened that feeding time the 5 minutes.
so just do that slowly 5 or so minutes with each feeding.
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Old 02-17-08, 07:43 AM
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Karen is absolutely right. We were still doing the every 3 hours thing until Marek was a good 6-8 weeks old. Hang in there. I'm sure you have plenty of milk for her. She's just getting into her stride.
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Old 02-17-08, 09:26 AM
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We did every 3 hours for a while too. Karen is right on the money with her strategy of how to space the feedings more. It definitely worked for us. Erin now eats about every 4 hours during the day and sleeps for 10 hours at night. She is 3 months old and has been doing this for about a month.
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Old 02-17-08, 09:57 AM
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I once read somewhere that the biggest growth spurts were at 4 weeks and 6 weeks and the again at 4 months and 6 months! and at about 6 months is when the growing starts to slow down!
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