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    It's normal for them to eat more often if they are hitting a growth spurt right? AND... is 1 1/2 hours between feedings too close for a growth spurt?

    The past 2 feedings he's only gone 1 1/2 hours before wanting to eat again. Should I be worried about my supply or is it normal?
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    chase has always eaten every 1 1/2 to 3 hours (3 hours if he's sleeping but usually only 2 if he's not) so i think thats fine. his ped said today that a breastfed baby will never overeat and they have a way of knowing to nurse more to increase supply if need be so he said to always always let him nurse and to not discourage it by forcing a paci, etc.

    sorry short, nak but yeah mine eats ever hour and a half all the time and my supply is just fine,
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    Nathan did the same thing at around Zayne's age. I think it is called cluster feeding. If I remember correctly, it lasted about a week or two.

    http://kellymom.com/babyconcerns/fussy-evening.html
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    Yah, I've heard about cluster feedings.. so it's to increase the supply huh?

    Zayne usually eats every 3 - 4 hours during the day. So this isn't usual for me I figured it was ok, but I was a little worried that maybe my supply is not good enough now or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caimbrie View Post
    Yah, I've heard about cluster feeding.. so it's to increase the supply huh?

    Zayne usually eats every 3 - 4 hours during the day. SO this isn't usual for me I figured it was ok, but I was a little worried that maybe my supply is not good enough now or something.
    He's just telling you he wants more of the good stuff You'll start producing more soon and he'll get more at each feeding
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    Trevor is 5.5 months and still eats every 2-3 hours... when he is hitting a growth spurt its more like 1-2... VERY tiring!!!
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    Sounds perfectly normal to me. When going through a growth spurt they need more food so they nurse more frequently which will help increase the supply
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    Gosh, E used to eat every 30 mins. When growing.

    Normally, she'd eat every 1.5 hours. This continued for 4-5 months LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bex View Post
    Gosh, E used to eat every 30 mins. When growing.

    Normally, she'd eat every 1.5 hours. This continued for 4-5 months LOL

    I'm starting to feel lucky
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    Cris eats about 1.5-2 hours daily. Sometimes more frequently. He goes longer during the night though..thank god!
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