• J
  • CA, US
  • 20 days ago

Baby is a boob snacker. Help!

Trying to space out feedings, my 3.5mo breastfeeds often (like every 1.5hrs) during the day and I'd like for her to eat more, less frequently. She tends to fall asleep or just pop off. Seems to drink more ounces from bottle. I'm not really into aggressive sleep or feed training but would love some tips. We breastfeed 90% of the time. Nights are not an issue. Edit: no, that's not her latch, just a poorly timed photo. Also not trying to institute a training regimen...just curious for little tips. Also the 4mo sleep regression just hit...we're back to every 2-3 hours at night!
  • N
  • UT, US
  • 3 hours ago

We had this problem and just decided to feed only from bottle he eats and sleeps way better.

  • M
  • UT, US
  • 3 hours ago

My babe also fell asleep and wouldn’t “eat all the way” so I would give her gentle touches on her leg to keep her awake and that helped a lot :) You got this mama!!! ☺️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • K
  • ENG, GB
  • a day ago

This is totally normal, your breast milk is everything, drink, food and comfort and they don't take in as much at a time when bf as when bottle fed so need to feed more often.

  • K
  • MD, US
  • 20 hours ago

Just wondering how often she nurses at 3?

  • K
  • ENG, GB
  • a day ago

My little girl still demand feeds at 3 years old, obviously not as much as a newborn!😁

  • R
  • Security-Widefield, United States
  • 3 days ago

That's very age appropriate, mama! They hit a growth spurt too around this time. Nursing is totally different from drinking from a bottle. Are you pace feeding with the bottle? Is it pumped milk or formula? American society makes us moms feel like we need to be separated faster and more frequently. Go to a country that values nursing moms and you'll see a baby in a sling on a boob VERY frequently. They eat when they want and carrier feedings are tricky to master for some but allows you to move around and do more. They don't really back off until the age of distraction, the development of walking, etc. Your baby is still very much a baby and just now leaving the 4th trimester. It's frustrating, for sure, but we often place unnecessary pressure on ourselves and high expectations on our babies. I wish the US loved breastfeeding more.

  • T
  • Reno, United States
  • 3 days ago

My 7 month old stil does this, even through the night. Even if I give him a full bottle to try and get him to sleep through the night...most I get out of him (even with solids) is 4 hours... and that’s only at night. He’s a boob boy. I need to stop it... but I can’t because I get (and need) sleep too damnit lol

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