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2 week old. short naps
« on: April 22, 2017, 05:43:25 am »
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Just wondering if you feed as soon as baby wakes from a very short nap. My little 2.5 week old is getting over tired and fighting sleep even when we try get him down soon after a feed. He is bottle fed a mix of ebm &formula currently. He only 2.5 hours ago. Should I just offer him another bottle now he is awake. I haven't mastered his cues yet.

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Re: 2 week old. short naps
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2017, 08:54:20 am »
Hi there
2wks old is still very little. If he is hungry at the 2.5hr mark and is taking a decent size feed I would go ahead and feed him.  If he is not so interested I would wait until 3hrs.
My own DS was still feeding at 2 or 2.5hrs at that age and I didn't stretch him (slowly gradually gently) to 3hrs until 4 to 5 wks old.

As for cues - when mine was a new born I had no idea what his cues were or how to interpret cries then from around 5 wks to 10 months I didn't hear hungry cries because we followed EASY and everything E times were predictable, I had no idea what a hungry cry sounded like!  Only a illness which made him need a short time of feeds in the night at 10 months old had me hear his cry of hunger, I was amazed!  So don't beat yourself up about cues.


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Re: 2 week old. short naps
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2017, 22:50:09 pm »
Thx creations. My hubby cuddled him while I was making up his bottle & he actually went back to sleep for a bit.