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My lo takes feeding for almost 4 hrs...is that normal?



asha chaudhry

hi anita - are u saying your baby feeds for 4 hours continuously or there is a gap for 4 hours in between feeds?

asha chaudhry

Pls read this - its a very imp article Breastfeeding Basics: How Much And When

Anita Modi

There would be gap of 10 minutes in between feeding of 1 hr..then again he starts

asha chaudhry

Anita dont u burp baby between feeds? Are u sure baby is feeding or just sucking at nipple while sleeping?

asha chaudhry

Am tagging our lactation expert Sonali Shivlani for advice

asha chaudhry

Pls read the questions asked her by new moms and read the comments. Will clear lots of doubts. Am also sharing imp info on breastfeeding with u. Keep posting ur queries.

asha chaudhry

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Anita Modi

Yes I burp him...n then when I feel he's asleep or full I detach him but as I do that he starts crying n again he wants to be feed

Anita Modi

Thank you so much for such helpful information

asha chaudhry

I think he is not hungry. He only wants to be comforted. Tagging new moms for ideas on how to put baby to sleep. Ps: have u tried swaddling baby?

ritu singhal

Anita,its normal for babies at this age doing comfort nursing. Thats what ur lo is upto. He is not eating for 4 hrs,he is just falling asleep taking breast in mouth,it provides comfort to newborns and surety that they are with their mother. This is just a phase,it shall pass too!

Anita Modi

Yes I do swaddling..n he's very comfortable in that..he sleeps very calmly

asha chaudhry

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Nancy Singh

He isn't feeding darling he is comforting himself ....
Try to swaddle him , co sleep with him..
Feed in lying position so that you may rest ... It's pretty normal for such small baby..
Check the pee; and poo count

Merline Thomson

Chk whether ur baby is burping properly.; My daughter used 2; do same when she has gas issue. As Nancy told try feeding in lying positin

Vipra Naik

Pls chk if there is a latching issue or just sucking. Sometime they feel comfortable by just sucking nipple. U can just pull ur nipple out when baby sleep n give it to ur partner or someone else to burp n put him sleep. I used this trick n it helped me.

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