baby awake most of the day

Sia - posted on 03/29/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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my 8 week old is awake most of the day now. He takes 20minute naps about 5 times a day, a 2hour nap mid day and at night sleeps in 3hour periods. I usually spend my day feeding and entertaining him. (No complaints here) He is a breastfed baby and we've been giving him the bottle at least 0nce a day. Some days he takes it and others he doesn't. When with other people, including his father, he spends most of his time crying or fussy.
I have been told by older women that he stays awake and is fussy because he is hungry and I should supplement with formula. He has several dirty diapers, 10-14 in 24 hours. He seems satisfied, he even pulls away when he is done and if I pump after wards there is still milk available. Is it strange to have an 8 week old awake for most of the day? Am I spoiling him because I spend my day entertaining or holding him?

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Alicia - posted on 03/29/2009

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my 2month old son is awake most of the day also...he takes 3 little naps during the day for about an hour(if his bro doesnt wake him 1st) and sleeps 6-7hours at night..he eats 5oz every 3-4hours... my 1st son was the same also...i have no complaints tho cuz i luv interacting w/him :) when a pacifier doesn't work b4 he needs to eat again i always give him what he luvs most..food :)

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