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Offline Mariellamom

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14 weeks old eats every 2,5 hrs
« on: August 18, 2018, 19:33:55 pm »
Hello ladies, 
I need help with my dd. She is 14 weeks old and eats every 2,5 hrs. I didn't push longer because I thought I need to squeeze as many feeds as possible into her during the day. Her naps are 30 min unless I extend ,  then she naps for 2 hrs.
She had a growth spurt 7 days ago and since then wakes every 2,5 hrs at night also !! Eats normally!
I just was searching the browser here and realized that her frequent feedings could be the reason she wakes up at night 4 times because she snacks during the day.
She is EBF and I was wondering if it's smart to extend to 3 or 3,5 hrs feeds. Right now she  is screaming after 1,5 hr feed because I am putting her down for her nap and she probably wants  to eat.  In the past I tried to feed her in the middle of activity time as I thought she got hungry before nap. 
The only stretch we get is 4 hrs in the morning after the last feed at 7 am. She can sleep 4 hrs after that feed if I don't wake her .  If she is up,  she wants to eat after 2,5 hrs stretch.
How do I extend her if she screams before nap? And then she has short naps...
Sorry probably this question was asked already.  I just feel like many babies who are bottle fed have this perfect 4 hrs schedule and sttn at this age.
And was considering adding formula at night to get her to eat only once or twice at night.  Not 4 times after the bedtime!
Thank you so much for your help!!!=
Olha

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Re: 14 weeks old eats every 2,5 hrs
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2018, 19:49:31 pm »
Our routine is a mess since we are trying to figure out what is her sleeping schedule.
E 7am or 6 am.
S right after.  She is exhausted and I am exhausted to get her up and start the day. (I probably should?)
A 9 00.
E 9 30.
S 10 30
A 12:30  (if I extend her wedding 2 takes me 30 min of httj) I wake her up at 2 hrs mark
If I don't httj she is up in 35 min.
E 12 40.
A.
S 14 30 in the past have her a snack thinking her nap will be longer.
A 15 30. Or at 15 00. Depends on her nap
E 15 30.
A.
S 17.00 -18.00 catnap.
E 18 00
A
Bedtime E 19 30. Hasn't worked for the past week.  She was up aftet that.
E 21 30
E midnight
Up at 3ish. I sent hubby in. 
Up at 5 eats
Up at 7 eats!!
So frustrating!



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Re: 14 weeks old eats every 2,5 hrs
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 22:55:17 pm »
Please rest assured that your baby is still very young and what she's doing is perfectly normal. Current guidance is to feed on demand so no we wouldn't recommend trying to stretch intervals between feeds if she is showing feeding cues. Tracy said you must always feed a hungry baby.

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Re: 14 weeks old eats every 2,5 hrs
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 23:21:38 pm »
Thank you!
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