Adrienne - posted on 08/16/2015 ( 14 moms have responded )
Hello I have a three month old son and when I feed him on demand he nurses every two hours and I wanted to know is this normal?
When he was two months old he weighed almost 15lbs and at birth he weighed 9lbs 4.2oz. He has his four month Dr visit coming up soon too.
My mother seems to think that he will be obese and want to eat around the clock when he becomes a toddler or over 1 year of age (because he still eats during the night too although it's more spaced out then the daytime feeds)despite the fact that I tell her research shows that breastfed babies are lower risk at becoming obese and his Pediatrician was not worried about his weight gain at his two month visit. She still feels I need to feed him every three hours which I did try but that last hour is filled with me giving him pacifier to hold off and/or keeping him distracted and when I do feed him after three hours he is cranky and sucks VERY hard in order to get his fill quickly and it just makes me feel like a bad mom to make him wait that extra hour 😔😓
I know my baby is larger then some babies but I was almost 10lbs when I was born so him being larger doesn't bother me but it seems to always get people to say things like (Gigantor, wow he eats a lot, he's going to be 3 tons, etc) and it really rubs me the wrong way.
The funny thing is all these people giving me their "opinion" never breastfed any of their babies AND don't know anyone who did.
Any advice is helpful, thank you. First time mommy here.