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Breastfeeding Nicole:) 2 kids; Texas 473 posts
29th Apr '12

Is it it normal my 2wk old wants to feed every 45 to 1 hr. He eats real good to about 10 to 15 min each side, but its just so tiring

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
29th Apr '12

Very normal

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
29th Apr '12

Oh yes! Baby is building up your milk supply.

Awkward 3 kids; 2 angel babies; St Cloud, MN, United States 2401 posts
29th Apr '12

Its normal, and some times frustrating.

*Mama G* 2 kids; Massachusetts 2240 posts
29th Apr '12

Yeah my daughter was on my b**bs like 24/7 at that age lol

BTJ&A 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Phoenix, Arizona 9597 posts
29th Apr '12

Yes it is my LO does it lol

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
29th Apr '12

My son is 2 weeks 2 days old and sometimes he will go 45 minutes between feedings, sometimes 2 hours, but never longer than 2.5 or 3 hours between. Our pedi said it's completely normal because they usually go through a growth spurt around 2 weeks.
As long as he is having enough wet/dirty diapers a day, he is getting enough.



ETA: It can be really frustrating sometimes, and my nipples are still super sore, but I try to think about it as the more he eats, the more supply I will have, and the quicker my nipples will toughen up! (hopefully)

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
29th Apr '12

yes, very normal



my son ate every 1-2 hours during the day for the first 8 months.

Tom's wife & Emma's mommy 49 kids; Parkville, Maryland 1953 posts
29th Apr '12

Mine is doing the same .... my poor nipples lol

Wolfskrieger 17 kids; Morgan Hill, California 1564 posts
29th Apr '12

Oh yeah. I got nothing done the first few months.. Even now I barely get anything done at 7 months but I think he's just having some separation anxiety.

Nicole:) 2 kids; Texas 473 posts
29th Apr '12

Yes my nipples hurt so bad, I hope hell start lasting atleast 2hrs before needing to eat again

Tom's wife & Emma's mommy 49 kids; Parkville, Maryland 1953 posts
29th Apr '12

Are you putting nipple cream on ? I <3 the Medela tender care brand .

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
29th Apr '12
Quoting Tom's wife & Emma's mommy:" Are you putting nipple cream on ? I <3 the Medela tender care brand . "

I've been using the Lansinoh Lanolin cream.. have you found the Medela to work better?? I've been breastfeeding for two weeks now and am still having pain, even using the Lansinoh after every feeding.

Tom's wife & Emma's mommy 49 kids; Parkville, Maryland 1953 posts
29th Apr '12

I was using the Lansinoh that they gave me in the hospital, but I feel like I have to use more of it , with the Mesela It's a bit thicker and seems to work a little better for me .