I think that I've been missing the early hunger cues - and babe is now 7 weeks old. With two older kids (ages 2 and 4 years) and the LO often in a sling I think I ignore the early cues...and will shush ds back to sleep or just wait until his asking is more difficult to ignore. I was just doing some reading on KellyMom and discovered this. Until now I would have said that nurse on demand and my intentions are good - I'm not trying to schedule or delay his feedings, I believe in nursing on demand I'm just trying to meet the needs of everyone in the family and I guess I haven't been good at listening to ds's more quiet requests. He only eats about every 3 hours, roughly, and it sounds like maybe that's not enough? Although I've always said that this boy likes to eat big and sleep big. My question now is, at this age, after having been ignored/missed for so long, will ds still exhibit the early hunger cues? As it is I basically only feed him when he's crying.
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7/6/07 at 12:31am