nursing baby need advice

Melanie - posted on 05/05/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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hello ladies, i have a 3 month old boy, h drinks from the breast. i was wondering when do breast feed babies sleep threw the nite? and also i go to school twce a week for about 3 hours at nite but my son will not take the bottle at all it is breat milk in it. hes a big eater he can nurse for over an hour and stops for maybe 2 hours when im lucky:) hes almost doubled his weight:) any tips for me :)thx

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Melanie - posted on 05/07/2009

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what do you mean breast bottles???i have the ones that say more like mothers breast is that what you mean?



i am starting to think about cereal i know theres a big debate on this but i figure if he needs to feed all day n nite he must be pretty hungry and i also have a 2 yr old to take care of and its getting pretty exhausting... ahhhh just trying to find a good balance :)

Rebekah - posted on 05/06/2009

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Try the breast bottles, they worked great for me when I was breast feeding.

Mia - posted on 05/06/2009

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I never worked out the sleeping thru the night thing but I did mix cereal in bottle. My baby would never take bottle if she knew I was in room. Had to rely on daddy and family to break that habit. she would be drinking and I would go in and out of room. She gave up thta fight but it was tears involved.

User - posted on 05/06/2009

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my boy didnt stop feeding in the night till he was almost weened. at 14 months. at six months he would nurse almost straight threw the night and had an amazing groth spert soon after. if you need to sleep try expressing and freezing milk so that your partner can go in half with you.. good luck. know that you are doing soo much for your baby by breast feeding. but if you really need to sleep it is alright to substitute one or two feeding with formula if nessicary. i did withmy son and hes just fine...

Melanie - posted on 05/05/2009

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thx girls:) im not too concerned about the not feeding part i know he is well nurished but it would make my husbands life easier when im not home if our son would take the bottle he did take it at first its just ben for the last 3 weeks he wants nothing to do with a bottle.

Emily - posted on 05/05/2009

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There is no magic number- sorry. My oldest was 3 weeks, my youngest well over two years old. As for school- both my kids took the bottle as long as I wasn't around. Even if they knew I was just in the next room they refused it. Dylan was 5 months when she started Ava was 3 weeks. Since you are only gone 3 hours maybe he is just waiting for you. THey can go 3 hours without nursing just fine. If he gets too hungry he'll probably take it eventually.

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Unfortunately, I don't have any good news to give you.... my son is 8 months, breastfed, and still up about 2 times a night to eat. Some kids don't sleep through the night for a long time. But that shouldn't stop you from getting your night schooling in. At three months, you can still work on getting him to take a bottle. I would be trying to find a nipple and bottle system that he's comfortable with. Some babies have strong preferences here. If all else fails, you can even try feeding via a dropper or cup. I use kellymom.com when I have feeding problems. Here's there resource section on feeding alternatives: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/alter...

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Unfortunately, I don't have any good news to give you.... my son is 8 months, breastfed, and still up about 2 times a night to eat. Some kids don't sleep through the night for a long time. But that shouldn't stop you from getting your night schooling in. At three months, you can still work on getting him to take a bottle. I would be trying to find a nipple and bottle system that he's comfortable with. Some babies have strong preferences here. If all else fails, you can even try feeding via a dropper or cup. I use kellymom.com when I have feeding problems. Here's there resource section on feeding alternatives: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/alter...

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