Lisa - posted on 09/28/2009 ( 77 moms have responded )
I had y baby girl on the 3rd of september and i've been breastfeeding her from the beginning. I enjoy it and want to keep doing it. I'm worried though, i dont know if she's okay with it.....at my last doctors appointent she had gained 8 ounces in 10 days so the doc said "she's making it but she's still on the light side" and wants to see me again on friday. She was 6 lbs at birth and now is almost 7.....the thing i'm wondering about it her being gassy and fussy....and wanting to eat constantly.
Today a friend of mine was over and she was commenting on how she's never seen a baby "on the boob" for so long. Yesterday i fed my baby from 8:00 am in the morning untill 12:00 pm noon when she finally wanted to go to sleep. I've tried everything everyone has told me......I'm really starting to worry that something is wrong. I spend almost every hour of the day feeding her because she's constantly rooting if she's not sleeping or going for a walk in the sling. She was a pretty small baby at birth,..6 lbs, but also healthy and the doctor keeps telling me to just feed her when she wants, but i haven't had a minute when she DIDN'T want to eat. I've been told that switching to a bottle would be a better way of doing things but i'm not sure i really want to do that yet. I need advice.....i don't want to make the wrong decision. Do all babies eat this much? I read stories about women who feed every couple of hours or even an hour in between......sometimes she eats for 4 hours with a few burps in between!! Help.
p.s. ..I do share my bed with her and she feeds 2 or 3 times in the night, but only briefly and then goes back to sleep. Could she just be making up for this during the day? I'm quite frusturated as this is my first and i don't want to starve her or do the wrong thing!