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January 23rd, 2012, 06:06 PM
AnnaandRyansMommy's Avatar Sarah
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Ryan wants to nurse like every 45-60 min. It's a bit frustrating. Then he will fall asleep nursing. I feel like he's just snacking all day long. Any suggestions on how to get him to eat more In a sitting so that he can go a bit longer. Especially for at night. I feel like I have a baby on my chest half the day.
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January 23rd, 2012, 06:12 PM
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Holden does this too. But it is normal, some babies just eat more often. When he falls asleep nursing you can try to rouse him again, by burping and then changing his diaper. Also, you can undress him a bit to help him stay awake. I try to nurse only on one side so that he gets more hind milk, and if he wants to nurse again close to the last time he nursed I offer the same side, the hind milk has more calories and is creamier.
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January 23rd, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Try and wake him when he passes out. How long does he nurse for before he falls asleep? Try tickling his feet to.wake him.
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January 23rd, 2012, 06:29 PM
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He nurses 15-20 minutes. He poops nearly every time he nurses too so I try to change him after he starts to doze off and then start him up again on the other side. Maybe i should offer the same side so he gets the hind milk.
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January 23rd, 2012, 06:43 PM
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When I had to wake Kaleb up to nurse because of his jaundice I would strip him down to his diaper, rub his head, tickle his feet, talk to him, express a little milk so if starts leaking then tickle his lip with my nipple...that would usually keep him eating. Then I would change his diaper and use cold wipes instead of the warm ones.
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January 23rd, 2012, 11:34 PM
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Ditto the hind milk. Definitely nurse off the same side. Other than that and waking him there isn't much you can do. He will outgrow this...I just try to repeat the mantra this too shall pass when things are rough.

Another thought...how old is he now? Time for a growth spurt?? kellymom.com :: Growth spurts
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January 24th, 2012, 12:15 AM
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I totally agree with the other ladies, make sure he is getting the hind milk. I have been feeding 5 mins one side, waking, 5 mins the other and then waking him again and feeding 5 mins on the first side. This is how we were able to gain 5-7 ounces in two days and impress the doctor with our amazing milk

Waking A Sleepy Baby

This is where I go the idea to feed less time on each breast:
How can I tell if my newborn baby is getting enough milk?



Please be very careful with letting him sleep in the car seat. If his head falls forward he could be asphyxiated.
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January 24th, 2012, 12:32 AM
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all of my kids have been cluster feeders..i have no advice. it sucks but they eventually outgrow it.
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January 24th, 2012, 10:44 AM
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I totally agree with the other ladies, make sure he is getting the hind milk. I have been feeding 5 mins one side, waking, 5 mins the other and then waking him again and feeding 5 mins on the first side. This is how we were able to gain 5-7 ounces in two days and impress the doctor with our amazing milk

Waking A Sleepy Baby

This is where I go the idea to feed less time on each breast:
How can I tell if my newborn baby is getting enough milk?



Please be very careful with letting him sleep in the car seat. If his head falls forward he could be asphyxiated.
He's definitely getting enough milk. He gained 5 oz in about two days as well! Chunker. I'm def going to need to be sure he gets the hind milk. Thanks for the suggestions. It's also nice knowing others are having the same situation.
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January 24th, 2012, 03:05 PM
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I don't BF but Chloe does this on her bottle too at times. I normally put her on my shoulder the burp her and that wakes her up enough to continue eating. We often have to do that every ounce or so. She loves to sleepy eat.

You have had some great suggestions so far. Hope it gets better for you.
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January 25th, 2012, 07:17 AM
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I totally agree with the other ladies, make sure he is getting the hind milk. I have been feeding 5 mins one side, waking, 5 mins the other and then waking him again and feeding 5 mins on the first side. This is how we were able to gain 5-7 ounces in two days and impress the doctor with our amazing milk

Waking A Sleepy Baby

This is where I go the idea to feed less time on each breast:
How can I tell if my newborn baby is getting enough milk?



Please be very careful with letting him sleep in the car seat. If his head falls forward he could be asphyxiated.
that's an interesting idea for baby getting enough to eat, thanks for sharing the links.
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