LO feeding VERY regularly

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  1. RoxyRoo

    RoxyRoo Mummy to two <3

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    Hi ladies, how often is 'normal' for a bf baby to have between feeds?

    It feels like my LO is permanently attached to my boob. She rarely goes an hour and a half between feeds, and on a bad day can be as often as every 20 mins or so (we're having one of these nights tonight - I'm exhausted!)

    The other thing is she uses my boob for comfort sucking and rarely falls asleep without it. The problem is no-one else can settle her. It's upsetting my husband that if I pop to the shop for something and she becomes upset, he cannot settle her and she screams until me and my boobs are back.

    She won't take a dummy, we've tried many types.

    Help :flower:
     
  2. Elmo5

    Elmo5 Well-Known Member

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    Totally normal.
     
  3. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    Its totally normal and judging by your various blinkies and tickers you should be splat bang in the middle of the horror 6 week growth spurt right about now; honestly it really should settle down in a few weeks at most-and for many babies it does noticeably settle down between 6-8 weeks and they space out their feeds a lot more, lessen the cluster feeding and feed for shorter periods as well xx
     
  4. RoxyRoo

    RoxyRoo Mummy to two <3

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    Thank you both, your replies are very reassuring :)
     
  5. BlackBerry25

    BlackBerry25 Helena & Elliot <3

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    Thats my baby!
     
  6. grandbleu

    grandbleu MAL with Little Blue

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    Hi Roxy! I remember you from the loss forums :flower:

    My babe is almost 6 weeks now and seems to be feeding all the time...not much sleep here either...seems to be like yours - hoping it's a growth spurt because it's so tiring. :sleep:
     

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