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Growth Spurt? Alex's Mommy 11/09 1 child; Maryland 98 posts
29th Nov '12

My little guy is 3 weeks old tomorrow and tonight he has just been a little jerk lol! He wants to eat eat eat every like hour it's not gas or anything else he will scream until I feed him :p I read online that baby's go threw a growth spurt at 3 weeks I was wondering should I keep feeding him when he cries? He usually eats 3oz every 3hrs but today he has been trying to eat every hour or two. He hasn't spit up even with eating this much and seems content after I feed him I try to just give him his pacifier but he wont take it after a little while :p I just want to know if it's alright to feed him so much lol!

TootsMcGoots Due July 20; 1 child; Saskatchewan 3996 posts
29th Nov '12

So are you asking if it's ok to feed your child when he's hungry?

Alex's Mommy 11/09 1 child; Maryland 98 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" So are you asking if it's ok to feed your child when he's hungry?"


No, I feed him I was just wondering if it was okay to feed him ever hour I didn't know if it would make him sick to eat that much or if I should feed him 2oz instead of 3 to keep him from getting sick. I've been feeding him I would never not feed him I just don't want to upset his little tummy is all.

TootsMcGoots Due July 20; 1 child; Saskatchewan 3996 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Alex's Mommy 11/09:" No, I feed him I was just wondering if it was okay to feed him ever hour I didn't know if it would ... [snip!] ... him from getting sick. I've been feeding him I would never not feed him I just don't want to upset his little tummy is all."

As long as he isn't spitting it all up, I say feed him as much as he wants. He won't over eat, and a newborn can't be overweight. If you think he's eating too much and he's still crying like he's starving, he could possibly have a tumy ache and trying to soothe himself by eating. But, chances are, it's a growth spurt and he'll go back to normal in a day or 2.

Alex's Mommy 11/09 1 child; Maryland 98 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" As long as he isn't spitting it all up, I say feed him as much as he wants. He won't over eat, and a ... [snip!] ... ache and trying to soothe himself by eating. But, chances are, it's a growth spurt and he'll go back to normal in a day or 2."


Sorry about not explaining myself correctly in the op lol! Thank you I didn't know if all this eating was normal lol! I didn't think something so small could eat so much! Looks like I have a long day infront of me lol! He hasn't really slept since like 9am :p That's a quick little growth spurt :)

TootsMcGoots Due July 20; 1 child; Saskatchewan 3996 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Alex's Mommy 11/09:" Sorry about not explaining myself correctly in the op lol! Thank you I didn't know if all this eating ... [snip!] ... Looks like I have a long day infront of me lol! He hasn't really slept since like 9am :p That's a quick little growth spurt :)"


Haha, ya when I read the op, I was like, "is she seriously asking if it's ok to feed her hungry child?" ahaha, but I understand now. And sorry I can't really be much more help about knowing what a "normal" amount for a baby to eat is. My LO is EBF, so I have no idea how many ounces he eats. I just know that during growth spurts he is attached to my b**b all day long and will take several 5 minute naps in the day. Growth spurts don't last long. They're more annoying than anything when you're trying to get shit done but your baby's being a needy little a*****e :P If in a few days he's still acting like this, then there's no harm in making an appointment with his pedi and asking them. But he sounds like a healthy growing baby to me :)

Alex's Mommy 11/09 1 child; Maryland 98 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" Haha, ya when I read the op, I was like, "is she seriously asking if it's ok to feed her hungry child?" ... [snip!] ... then there's no harm in making an appointment with his pedi and asking them. But he sounds like a healthy growing baby to me :)"


Lol! When I re-read it after you said something I was like man now people are going to think I starve my baby! Yeah He will not stop crying and I'm not talking about whining I'm talking about screaming and there's no warning lol! Usually he'll start off puckering his lips or turning his head from side to side so I'll go get a bottle ready but now he'll take a hr minute nap then wake up screaming :p I know I really really need to do laundry lol! My SO only likes to hold him when he's a happy baby with his diaper changed so right now he doesn't really want to mess with him cuz how fussy he is so right now I'm not getting much help with my little guy :p

TootsMcGoots Due July 20; 1 child; Saskatchewan 3996 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Alex's Mommy 11/09:" Lol! When I re-read it after you said something I was like man now people are going to think I starve ... [snip!] ... now he doesn't really want to mess with him cuz how fussy he is so right now I'm not getting much help with my little guy :p "


Why won't your SO feed him? :? That's not fair that he only gets the fun happy baby, while you are always stuck with the screaming baby....he really needs to help you out more -- especially since you're obviously not breastfeeding. There' no reason you should have to do this alone.

Alex's Mommy 11/09 1 child; Maryland 98 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" Why won't your SO feed him? :? That's not fair that he only gets the fun happy baby, while you are always ... [snip!] ... to help you out more -- especially since you're obviously not breastfeeding. There' no reason you should have to do this alone."


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Alex's Mommy 11/09 1 child; Maryland 98 posts
30th Nov '12

And just to throw this in does anybody wake up there baby to change their diaper? Like if they just have a pee diaper will you wake them up to change it? My mom saw me waking up LO to change his diaper and asked me what I was doing and told me I should just let him sleep and change it when he wakes up. I think even if I was sleeping I would want someone to wake me up to change my piss diaper! I was just wondering how everyone feels about this :)

TootsMcGoots Due July 20; 1 child; Saskatchewan 3996 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Alex's Mommy 11/09:" Yeah, it's a long story with him and helping out. He thinks that since he works I get to take care of ... [snip!] ... go behind him and clean up. Sorry for the rant but I have not complained once to anyone so I have a lot to complain about lol!"


That's not right :( He should want to help you out more...I'm sorry, and I know it's not my place to say anything considering this isn't what the op was about, but you need to get on him asap before you get too overwhelmed and snap...even if you don't snap, you're letting him get too comfortable and thinking it's ok that he doesn't have to help with the baby when you didn't make him on your own...kwim? I made that mistake -- mind you I'm EBFing, so I kind of have to take on the responisibilty of doing all the feedings, and SO just got used to me taking on ALL of the responsibility, and stopped helping until I snapped on him recently (LO is almost 6 months old) I made him feel like shit for not helping more, and then we both said things we didn't mean, yadda yadda yadda...basically what I'm trying to say is, talk to him, and tell him you need help. Last thing you need right now is to slip into postpartum depression. If you need to vent to someone online, PM me :) I'm pretty good at listening.

TootsMcGoots Due July 20; 1 child; Saskatchewan 3996 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Alex's Mommy 11/09:" And just to throw this in does anybody wake up there baby to change their diaper? Like if they just have ... [snip!] ... was sleeping I would want someone to wake me up to change my piss diaper! I was just wondering how everyone feels about this :)"


I don't. Since your LO is still so small, he's probably waking up every few hours anyway, and diapers nowadays (disposables, anyway -- I'm not experienced with cloth) are so absorbent, that any pee gets sucked away pretty fast and he's not sitting in it for that long. Now if it was poop, then yes, I wake him to change him.

Alex's Mommy 11/09 1 child; Maryland 98 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" That's not right :( He should want to help you out more...I'm sorry, and I know it's not my place to ... [snip!] ... right now is to slip into postpartum depression. If you need to vent to someone online, PM me :) I'm pretty good at listening."


Thank you for that! I feel bad venting but once I get started I could just keep on going lol! It's nice to know that someone is in the same situation as me or was lol! It's going to suck if I end up snapping because I know nothing good would come of it :p Every time I try to talk about it I end up feeling bad and stopping or changing the subject before I get to the point :p It sucks I wish I wen't a little bit more hardcore lol! I mean he's a good boyfriend ot me and I know he loves his son but I would like to not be the only one waking up at 3am :p But if we were to ever break up I don't think I would feel comfortable leaving him alone with LO he wouldn't know what to do :p And he's so used to me taking care of him at night idk if he'd wake up :p When DS cries at night he covers his head with pillows because his cry is 'annoying' Idk I'd be so worried if I knew he was with him alone :p

Alex's Mommy 11/09 1 child; Maryland 98 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Ms.Eagles:" I don't. Since your LO is still so small, he's probably waking up every few hours anyway, and diapers ... [snip!] ... gets sucked away pretty fast and he's not sitting in it for that long. Now if it was poop, then yes, I wake him to change him."


Okay that works(I use disposable) I guess I won't feel as bad if he has a pee diaper lol :)

TootsMcGoots Due July 20; 1 child; Saskatchewan 3996 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting Alex's Mommy 11/09:" Thank you for that! I feel bad venting but once I get started I could just keep on going lol! It's nice ... [snip!] ... at night he covers his head with pillows because his cry is 'annoying' Idk I'd be so worried if I knew he was with him alone :p"


My SO did the same thing...covered his ears with a pillow...pissed me off. I just got fed up and kicked his ass out of the bed and told him to go get LO and bring him to me so I could feed him...haha...It was brutal. I often think SO would be clueless if I happened to die in an accident or something, and all of a sudden weren't around anymore...ahaha...we sometimes joke about breaking up and "fight" over who would get custody, and it makes me laugh that he thinks he could actually handle the responsibility on his own. Just the other day (maybe a week ago...possibly 2 -- the days seem to run together now..lol) I asked SO to come grab LO from the bathtub (we were co-bathing) because he had pooped in the tub, so I had a mess to clean up...SO comes and grabs him, then stands there holding a cold naked baby, looking at me like, "what do I do with him?" :roll: So I told him to go dry him off, and get him ready for bed....I get out of the shower, clean the tub out, go into LO's room and he's laying in his crib in just a diaper!! SO was actually going to put him down for the night without any jammies on! When I asked why he didn't get him dressed his explanation was, "I don't know where you keep his pajamas" :roll: There's 6 drawers that have LO's clothes in them...SURELY 1 of them has a sleeper in it! Gawd! So ya, needless to say, if he ever had to step up to the plate and be the primary care giver of our LO, he wouldn't survive...hahaha



Sorry for the rant...lol