my daughter eats for 5-10 mins every 3-4 hr anyone eles going thru this?

Amanda - posted on 01/16/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )




she is gaining about11-14 ounces a week im not sure about last week and this week but i still feel like she should be eating more and she is 8wk old any thoughts?

also she has colic any suggestions? need help she cries foe about 1 or 2 hr at the same time every night please help lol :0)~


Mary - posted on 01/17/2010




Nothing to add to your feeding concerns. If she is growing and making wet diapers no problem. but I did deal with colic. The video "happiest baby on the block" was my lifesaver...the book was good, but the video is short and shows you techniques that you can really use to calm your baby. It can still be exhausting because if you stop the 5 S's the little one will start crying again, but honestly it made such a difference just to feel like I could do something.

Sierra - posted on 01/19/2010




my daughter is the same way my doctor said its normal for some babys...try feeding your baby every two long as shes gaining wait your ok

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Natalie - posted on 11/10/2012




My 3 month old had really bad colic every night at the same time for 2 hours straight. I went online and bought colic calm, it is all natural. Since I have been giving him it each night it has worked wonders. All the usual gripe water etc done nothing, this was the only thing that's worked. Hope this helps.

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You may have a fast flow. My son is 3 months and has already doubled his weight and more. He only eats from one side and eats for about 5-10 minutes. He is usually hungry 2 1/2 - 3 hours later. During letdown I have a very fast flow so he is getting more then it seems, plus you can tell by his weight gain.

Jessica - posted on 01/18/2010




My daughter is 4 months. She just eats for 3-10min on one --sometimes each (usually 3 or 4 min per breast)-- every 2 1/2-4 hrs. I told dr at last check up. If baby is gaining steadily, wetting diapers, and acts satisfied. Then, she is fine.

As far as crying: I bounced on my bed to get my son to sleep, rocked fast in rocker, used Johnson's Lavender Lotion along with massage, vacuum cleaner noise, music with me swaying/bouncing to beat, or paced slowly in a circle for about 15min. He cried for 6hrs an evening/night on avg. I would do swing, walk, car ride, etc. he was very hard to calm because of colic.

Rebecca - posted on 01/17/2010




To Kimberly Bell. I am trying to change my babies schedule who likes to feed 2 hourly at 6 months. I think he has bigger feeds in his night feeds which is not ideal! It has helped to feed him 1 hour after waking from naps (he usually naps for 2 hours at a time and is awake for 2 hours). so that means he is feeding 4 hourly. So far its working

Rebecca - posted on 01/17/2010




My baby still feeds for 5-10 minutes and every 2-3 hours and he is 6 months old. He used to cry in the evening (very normal) and still does if I dont get him to bed btw 7 and 8pm. I used to put him to bed around 9.30pm and then started to get him to settle himself instead of being rocked and shushed to sleep. THis has made the biggest difference I think. In my babies case it was because he had reflux and he was tired. In my opinion your baby is still too young to try to get to self-settle. It will get easier!!

Kimberly - posted on 01/17/2010




my daughter is 7 months old she still nurses for about 5 minutes every three- three and half hours i think she doesn't eat much at each feeding somewhere around 3 ounces. i would love to nurse every four hours i may try to change her schedule.

Rebecca - posted on 01/17/2010




Wow 11-14oz a week is great!! From birth -about 4-5 months they should be gaining 4-8oz a week and she is well over that! Thats fantastic! If you feel as though she should be eating more often you can offer the breast to her and see if she takes it. Not all babys will ask when they begin to feel hungry, some wait until they are starving before asking. As for the "quick" feeds it is more because of her age now, at around 2-3 months of age babys become very efficient at getting the milk out fast that alot of moms notice that a once 40min + feeding session is now only 5-10mins or less. This is normal and as long as baby is satisfied and gaining weight, correct amount of wet diapers/BMs, and dosnt look dehydrated then all is well. For the colic have you thought about trying a probiotic? I swear by it. Its called Biogaia and you can get it at most pharmacys (its kept in the fridge so you have to ask the pharmacist) you give 5 drops a day. It really helps.

Nicole - posted on 01/17/2010




my daughter is 11 weeks old and eats for maybe 10-15 minutes but every 2-3 hours... the doctors told me that as long as she is gaining weight and getting the fluids out as well then i shouldn't be worried... only if she's not gaining weight then i'd worry... as for the crying are you making sure that the lights are lower or off at night so she knows it's sleepytime? or since she is younger and doesn't know the difference between night and day that 1-2 hours that she is crying might just be the time where she wants to be stimulated and not put down to sleep. just keep trying different things eventually you will find what works best for your little one... i know now that all babys are different and what works for mine may not work for yours... hope something helps and soon! i know how frustrating it can be! :)

Hannah - posted on 01/16/2010




she is probably just hungry! my son would eat every 2 hours until he was 5 month old! and he was eating 20 min at each breast, so she is probably just hungry again after such a short amont of time!

Jodi - posted on 01/16/2010




11-14 lbs or oz? If she's gaining that much a week I would be concerned! As long as you're feeding on demand, she is probably getting more than she needs and as much as she wants! At 8 weeks old she is still getting a rhythm down with feeding and once she finally gets one'll change! lol As for the colic, colic is generally defined as 3 or more hours of crying around the same time for no apparent reason. So, even though it's not 3 hours or more it doesn't make it any less stressful so remember the 3 S's. Swaddle baby, Sway baby and Shush baby. My daughter hated being swaddled, prefered to be bounced and loved static noise so you really need to find what works best for baby. I swear by static, I havn't heard of it NOT working yet. You can easily find static noise on the radio or download a clip off the internet. Good luck!

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