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Is this okay? Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
6th Mar '13

I've posted before about my snack and snoozer. DD wants to eat every 30 minutes. She wake up, eats for 5-7 minutes and falls asleep for about 30 minutes before wanting to eat again. Everyone tells me to try and keep her awake and even make her mad. I have tried EVERYTHING. I tickle her feet, undress her (that seems to do more harm because she is so comfy skin to skin), change her diaper, burp her, I've wiped her with a cool wipe when she's started to fall asleep, I press on the spot behind her ear that is supposed to make her suck... NOTHING works, nothing makes her mad or wakes her up. Is it okay if I just let her be? Will she like... get used to eating like this if I don't stop her, or will she just grow out of it? And is it okay if I just give her some expressed milk at night to try and get a solid 3 hours of sleep, and just let her snack and snooze the rest of the time?

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
6th Mar '13

DD1 was the same way. She didn't start going longer between feedings until 3-4 months. It got very tiring and I was so worn down, it wasn't healthy for me.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
6th Mar '13

I said f**k that and am now strictly pumping. He eats 5 oz every 3-4 hours. He's 6 weeks old tomorrow. He gets the occasional bottle of formula, but that's once a day, if that. Just depends what I pump.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
6th Mar '13

Not to be an alarmist, but have you brought this up with her pediatrician? This sounds IDENTICAL to my experience trying to BF my daughter, who had CHD...the process of eatting exhausted her so terribly that she had to just sleep. She wasn't ABLE to wake up.

Bri + 1.5 <3 Due October 20 (girl); 1 child; Florida 4347 posts
6th Mar '13

My son did that for the first few weeks. I think he was going through some sort of growth spurt. By the time he was a month old, he stopped doing that. Now at almost three months old he sleeps until 5AM, wakes to feed for 10 minutes &"then falls back asleep until 7:30-8AM. I'm sure giving her expressed milk would be fine, but I do remember reading on here before where someone said not to pump at all for the first three weeks to up your supply? Idk for sure though.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" Not to be an alarmist, but have you brought this up with her pediatrician? This sounds IDENTICAL to my ... [snip!] ... who had CHD...the process of eatting exhausted her so terribly that she had to just sleep. She wasn't ABLE to wake up."


I'll bring it up at her 2 week appointment. I'm not all that concerned because she seems to be filling in quite nicely and her diapers are consistently wet and dirty, though. Was yours that way? Or were there other warning signs?

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting ♥ mommy & colton:" My son did that for the first few weeks. I think he was going through some sort of growth spurt. By the ... [snip!] ... reading on here before where someone said not to pump at all for the first three weeks to up your supply? Idk for sure though."


Yeah that was the plan... but she got Jaundice in the hospital, so we've already had to pump and transition her back to the b**b. Now she seems to have no problem switching back and forth and I'm getting good amounts when I pump and my supply seems to be good. I hope. Lol.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" I'll bring it up at her 2 week appointment. I'm not all that concerned because she seems to be filling ... [snip!] ... in quite nicely and her diapers are consistently wet and dirty, though. Was yours that way? Or were there other warning signs? "

She was small, but she had other issues that would cause that even in the absence of her CHD. Her wets and dirties were VERY normal, those parts of her body worked beautifully lol

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
6th Mar '13

DD only eats for 5-10 minutes at a time...then she either falls asleep or screams if I try to latch her back on. If she does this, I just put her back on the same side when she's ready to eat again to make sure she's emptying the breast and not getting too much foremilk. She's in the 95th percentile for length and weight so obviously she's getting enough...it's exhausting but I try not to worry about it. She'll probably grow out of it.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" She was small, but she had other issues that would cause that even in the absence of her CHD. Her wets and dirties were VERY normal, those parts of her body worked beautifully lol"


How did they diagnose her? My LO is small, too. Only weighed 6 lbs when she was born at 40 weeks. Then again, I'm only 4'11.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" How did they diagnose her? My LO is small, too. Only weighed 6 lbs when she was born at 40 weeks. Then again, I'm only 4'11. "


She was initially diagnosed prenatally, but the vast majority of children with CHD aren't that lucky. CHD affects 1 in 100 children, and we were very blessed to have it caught before she was born. Some CHD can be initially noticed because of a poor pulse ox reading, but not always - a failproof way of getting anwsers is an Echocardiogram.

I'm also 4'11" lol....my boys were 9 lbs 6 oz, and 7 lbs 11 oz....my little girl was 6 lbs 3 oz.