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Hi all...My son has completed his third month...Last few days he. seems to take little milk and tends to sleep more...He is on breast feed...I am confused ...At night he is sleeping continuously for more hours...so I express and feed him...How do I know if milk is sufficient for him...



Divya Manoj Kumar

I feed him through bottle which caused no problem till now...But today he didn't drink breast milk directly and when we gave formula through bottle he drank ...does it mean he has nipple.confusion..I have been feeding him through bottle the expressed milk from first month onwards ...please help

Priya Sood

Hi Divya. My doctor advised me not to give bottle. I had given him expressed milk by spoon. Feed on demand when baby wants.

Subha

I guess it's common for the 3rd month completed baby to sleep continuously for more hours without feed. I hope it's not more than 4hrs. My baby is 10weeks and he sometimes sleep for 4hrs during night, without a feed. Are you exclusively pumping and feeding him only through bottle ? haven't you fed him directly before ? If he rejected direct feed, then you should've given your expressed milk know, why did you gave formula? If the wet nappies are more than 6 then his intake is correct

Divya Manoj Kumar

Thank you Subha..I directly feed him most of the times...and only feed him through bottle twice while he is sleeping...and he is going on a stretch of about 5 - 6 hours even without feed at evening/nights ...Will milk intake reduce once they reach third month milestone...Has anyone had the same problem ?

Divya Manoj Kumar

Thank you Priya..He was refusing spoon / Paal sangu intailly in few weeks...So I had to give him through feeding bottle

Neeta Nihale

bottle feeding provide more milk in less time . your baby takes enough milk through bottle that's why he sleeps for more hrs...
bottle feeding is easy as compared to bf..

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