Join Date: May 2003
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Okay. I feel like a total idiot. I can't seem to tell anymore when DD is hungry. She sucks on her hands all the times, hardly ever cries, and does other things that make me think she is or isn't hungry. I usually try to feed her anyway, but she almost never eats when I try. She is 13 weeks old and always ate every 1 1/2 to 2 hours during the day. Now she eats (just the last couple days) every 3-4 hours. I can't seem to read her cues- she turns towards my finger ans sucks if I touch her cheek, which makes me think she is hungry, then won't eat.
Of course, she is not a text-book baby. (Are any of them?) She only takes maybe 2- 1/2 hour naps all day and looks/acts like an older baby, so I guess I should just get used to the fact that she is impossible to figure out.
Does anyone have info on hunger cues in babies that aren't newborns? I checked out kellymom.com but only found info for newborns.
Also, do you think her less frequent feedings could have anything to do with the fact that I a back to work part-time? DH is supposed to give her 2 bottles of EBM while I am gone, but she usually will only take one then sleep for hours. (This is in the evening.)