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Hi.<br>
I feed on cue with my twins. They are growing very rapidly, having just reached 3 months. They now weigh 11 and 13 lbs (appprx) up from 4 lb 14 oz and 6 lb 2 oz at 35 wk 5 day gestation.<br>
Anyhoo, MIL is convinced that their eating two hours after finishing their last meal is way too much. She had six kids and was a nurse. (sigh)<br>
At night they eat every 4-5 hours.<br><br>
So my question isn't is she right. I know she's not. I'm just trying to find some online articles to back me up and they all seem to be about the newborn phase. We're past that and she's claiming I'm misreding their cues and they're bored. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: No they're not. When they are full, they stop. If I try to get them to eat a little earlier for my own convenience, they won't.<br><br>
Sidenote, I am a tiny bit paranoid because we have to supplement with formula about half the feedigns a day(they get it AFTER BM has dryed up-supply issues) and I know that messes up the 'BM is perfect food in perfect doses' arguement.<br><br><br>
I just know this one won't go away from ignoring it and I want to get her to back off. Any articles or professional studies are very appreciated!
 

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Do you want to argue with her? You could just tell her that you are doing what you think is right and while you appreciate that she cares you will ask her if you want advice.<br><br>
In my experience its normal to nurse every 2 hours during the first year or so.
 

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Gotta love those MIL's or at elast live with them!! I would do a google search on breastfeeding on demand or contact La Leache Leaque. Lucky for me my MIl knows EVERYTHING and is not afraid to share her two cents (if it's worth even that much!) with me on a continual basis! Just because she is a nurse and is mother of 6 children does NOT mean she is correct. If all else fails tell her that your doctor recommends you breastfeed on demand (mine does and my 3 mo. old eats every two hours no matter what) and the way you are and if all else fails look her in the eye and with all seriousness say, "Maybe your milk was more caloric than mine and filled up the tummy's longer...why don't you take the next feeding and see if they can go longer for feeding's." My Mil used to hassle me for breastfeeding my four...she bottlefed her one....and I just offer her a shot like this and it ends all questioning! Good luck and just follow your own instincts that's what they are there for.
 

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Thanks for your advice. I always Google before asking a question, but got a much better selection of answers when I added the "3 months". Thanks!<br><br>
Here's a fave link:<br><a href="http://parenting.ivillage.com/baby/bbreastfeed/0,,3vvd,00.html" target="_blank">http://parenting.ivillage.com/baby/b...,,3vvd,00.html</a><br><br>
And to the OP. Yes. I like to argue with her. She makes it fun. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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