My little boy is 10 weeks old and seems to feed all the time, every hour and half to at most 2hrs, with exception of nights when he settles about 930 and sleeps from 5-6 hrs before waking for feed. He suffers with colic and reflux, and was prescribed gaviscon but struggles to take it. By day he won't sleep unless he is in my arms as soon as I put him down he wakes up. Have any of you had the same issues and could offer me some advice I would really appreciate it, thanks jules, x
His want to feed frequently is totally normal. This behaviour is to increase your supply to the level he needs. This type of feeding is to be expected - although it won't last forever don't worry.
In the meantime try to adapt to his feeding. Have you considered babywearing? Having baby in a wrap or sling can leave you your hands free to get on with day to day activities whilst baby sleeps (and in some carriers you can also feed).
I used to find putting LO down to make myself lunch an issue. To get round it I would (or DH would) make me a packed lunch the night before. Something easy to eat with one hand. Sandwiches, crisps, salad etc thing that you can get from the fridge with one hand
It is amazing what you learn to do with one hand
Just remember that the constant feeding doesn't last forever.
My daughter is 8 weeks old and exactly the same. When she was born i couldnt understand why she was crying when shed had a good feed half an hour ago but now i just go with it and feed her when shes hungry which seems to be all the time! Im hoping it wont last for much longer but ive a feeling shes comfort sucking for at least some of the time. Glad to hear im not the only one! X
Have you tried a swing? Perhaps the slight upright position and rocking would help LO nap so you don't have to hold him all of the time? For us it was a lifesaver because Phoebe was a snacky baby and never wanted to nap.
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