any advice on getting baby on somewhat of a schedule?

Brittany Ann - posted on 01/22/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )

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anyone have any advice on getting baby on a schedule? I go back to work next week and i have an 8 week old baby who still scatter feeds alot. i know 8 weeks is a little young but his feeding go from every hour to once in awhile 3 hours. sometimes he eats 2 oz sometimes 4 oz sometimes at night he sleeps 3 hours but some nights he is up to eat every hour. if anyone has any advice id love to hear it :)

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Nicola - posted on 01/25/2013

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Try cow an gate comfort if you have it where you are. Sounds like the change of formula was too heavy for him just mind he don't get constipated or an upset tummy. I know it's hard work but hold on. You will notice a change with his sleeping at night soon but not every night will be bliss lol. Glad I could help. Just message me any time if you just want to air frustrations. Take care x

Brittany Ann - posted on 01/25/2013

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I have been holding him off and feeding him 4 oz every three hours and its working out veryt good!
the formula change didnt work out the best cause he refused to eat it, only getting a few ounces here and there. i did notice just one day of the gerber soothe tho he pooped solid, rather than the green watery slime that comes when he drinks similac sensitive...

Brittany Ann - posted on 01/23/2013

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I tried gripe water and the only thing it seems to help is his hiccups. I tried water before and he spit it out. Hes 8 weeks old. I picked up a new formula today. The Gerber Soothe kind going to see if that helps at all. and im going to try water again and try making him wait it out to get him on a good feeding schedule! thank you!

Nicola - posted on 01/23/2013

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Do you use any stuff for colic. I used to make my boy wait for his feed I know it sound cruel but it worked he will have his first between 6-8 an the 3 hrs from there so he has his 5 bottles in 12 hrs an sleeps thru the night once he brought his wind up. I used water in between bottles to make his last to the 3 hrs. Took me about a week to get him used to it but it worked for me. The long he waited the more he had of his bottle rather then nit pick between then. How old if your lo as my lo is nearly 6 months an has 6oz per bottle wiv solids in the morning. I hope this helps

Brittany Ann - posted on 01/22/2013

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Similac sensitive. Hes been colicky since I stopped breast feeding also.

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Nicola - posted on 01/24/2013

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Try a lil bit of brown sugar they need water to help the poo cuz unlike breast milk formula is heavier an takes longer to break down. I hope it helps let me know x

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