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Offline Semmy

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6 week old feeding every 11/2 to two hours.
« on: May 30, 2018, 16:00:43 pm »
Hello

So I have started to try and follow the EASY routine and have managed to get the weenone to sleep for 30 mins, 45 mins, but he is feeding every 1 1/2 hours... in the book it's says 2 1/2 to 3 hours.... is this normal? I'm so drained.

Oh and he is an alert baby.

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Re: 6 week old feeding every 11/2 to two hours.
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 20:10:37 pm »
totally normal. at that age he is building up your supply. the advice in the book is outdated. the WHO recommends feeding on demand, I wouldnt worry too much about EASY and schedules at that young age. is he your first? just try to enjoy the cuddles and get comfortable on the sofa with loads of snacks and netflix while you feed...
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Re: 6 week old feeding every 11/2 to two hours.
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 20:59:41 pm »
Ah ok thankyou. No he is my second. As I was following the book I thought to question it. Yeah am feeding on demand. Formula did cross my mind because of his forever feeding and questioning if there was enough for him... nipples are abit sore too. I will persevere though.

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Re: 6 week old feeding every 11/2 to two hours.
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 08:29:35 am »
6 weeks is also a classic time to have a big growth spurt and a lot of mums stop BFing at this age because they think their supply is too low. Keep feeding and it will come good :) You're doing well, mama.

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Re: 6 week old feeding every 11/2 to two hours.
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2018, 23:18:34 pm »
Very normal
More about it in this FAQ about BF in the early days https://babywhispererforums.com/index.php?topic=64627.0
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