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    Baby eating enough?

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    My boo is 11 weeks tomorrow and only eats every 3-4 hours during the day and sleeps 7 hours through the night (and has been for 4 weeks)!! He only gets boobie milk.
    He's gaining weight fine & seems content but I worry that he should eat more....
    He nurses in the morning shortly after waking up around 6am, takes 4oz at daycare around 10:30am, I nurse him around 1pm and he takes another 4oz at daycare around 4pm. Then he nurses again around 6pm & 9pm & one more time right before bed which is anywhere from 9pm-11pm depending on him.

    Is his tummy really getting full enough to go that long!? I trust the daycare 100% and trust that he is being fed plenty as needed (thankfully!) but I worry that my son is abnormal

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    So he takes 8oz by bottle daily and nurses 5x? I think that's perfect. Is he gaining weight?
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    If he is gaining and has enough wet/dirty diapers, then you are fine. Don't worry too much about the ounces, look at the results. Kalista barely ate at ALL for so long and she was a super chubber. She just processed it really well.


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    Yes, 8oz (roughly, sometimes he'll take a little less but always nurses just fine later that night)

    Yes, gaining weight, doctor is always pleased.
    He's still wetting, having BM's and content

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    Sounds like he is getting plenty! Keep up the good work, Mama!
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    Awesome, thanks! I get to feed him soon, thank god because my boobies are engorged

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serpentine View Post
    Awesome, thanks! I get to feed him soon, thank god because my boobies are engorged
    Can't say I miss that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen♥ View Post
    Can't say I miss that!
    I'm usually asleep when it happens but now that i'm awake.... owww
    I left the tubing to the pump at home so I can't do anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serpentine View Post
    I'm usually asleep when it happens but now that i'm awake.... owww
    I left the tubing to the pump at home so I can't do anything
    Maybe expressing a little will bring some relief!
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    I'm leaving here in 30 mins to nurse him (lunch break, daycare is 10 minutes from work) so thankfully not much longer!

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