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  1. iwanababybump

    iwanababybump Mum to Jamie- due inApril

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    A few weeks ago my LO was weighed and he was 16lb 1oz and was feeding every 2.5 hours HV told me to try and encourage him to go 3 hours however he did this natural on his own after a few days but also started only drinking 7oz since then he has stopped sleeping through he wakes at midnight for a feed then every three hours after that I was thinking of increasing his milk to 8oz but he is already on 49oz a day this will take him up to 56oz a day is this to much my HV already made me feel like i was overfeeding him because of his weight would really appreciate your advice
     
  2. bigbetty

    bigbetty Mammam to a princess

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    How old is your LO hun? And before he stopped sttn how much milk was he taking and how often?

    It could be a bit of a growth spurt - it's normal for extra night wakings xx

    At the end of the day he drinks what he needs - you can't overfeed him. Maybe upping the amount in the bottle if he is polishing them off will help him go longer overnight xx
     
  3. iwanababybump

    iwanababybump Mum to Jamie- due inApril

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    Jamie is 15 weeks he was Drinking about the same between 40-44 oz when sleepin through, in my own head I kinda already knew he couldn't be over fed but the HV's make u feel like such a bad mummy if they put more weight on than they see "normal"

    I mean he was BF until 12 weeks but I stopped as HV was concerned that he wasn't putting enough weight his weights were
    26.09.11 13lb 7oz
    05.10.11 14lb
    19.10.11 14lb 7.5oz
    26.10.11 15lb 1oz

    I felt like i wasn't given him what he needed so changed to formula on the 27.10.11 and on the 02.11.11 he weighed 16lb 1oz he had put on a whole pound and I was told this was too much so am now worried about him putting on too much again

    Jamie is a very happy baby though so I think I need to stop worrying about what the HV thinks and concentrate on Jamie and worry about things if I feel they are wrong
     
  4. bigbetty

    bigbetty Mammam to a princess

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    Oh I totally agree with you hun - Fran was averaging a 1lb gain per fortnight at one point, and even put on 1.5lbs once during a big growth spurt. His weight sounds fine - Fran was 15lbs 1oz at 12 weeks old lol.

    She also started taking extra in the night around 13/14wks - it could be the 4 months sleep regression, could be a growth spurt. Just go with your instincts and do what works for you and your LO.

    Despite the fact that Fran put weight on so rapidly, my hv never said it was a problem - she just told me it would all even out once she got on the move - and she was totally right xx
     
  5. iwanababybump

    iwanababybump Mum to Jamie- due inApril

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    Thankyou you have really put my mind at rest will just follow him as I'm sure he will let me know when he is ready for milk or ready to drop milk :D
     
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    bigbetty Mammam to a princess

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    Glad I could help love. He's just growing big and strong that's all xx
     

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