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I am curious how old everyone's baby is and how much weight their babies have gained. Really I am curious how everyone elses babies are doing.<br><br>
I am just rambling on, but would appreciate some support and advice. Thank you!!<br><br>
My first DS is gained weight slowly. He was very very active and rarely slept. Did not sleep for more than a 1/2 hr at a time for 4 days after being born. He didn't nap. He is ENERGY! He only weight 20lbs and is almost 22 months. I thought there was something wrong with how I nursed him or with my milk. I was worried. I still worry about my caring for him properly because he is so small. I worried I wasn't doing something I should and didn't know what I wasn't doing. Does this make sense. I know slow weight gain and inadequate milk gain worries! I am so sorry for the moms whos babies are not growing fast. It is scary!!<br><br>
My baby DS. Wow! He is 11 lbs and was 7 lbs 8 oz when he was born one month ago. He is growing so fast! He is a big boy. I love it. I do have some questions.<br><br>
This may sound crazy but even though he is gaining fast I don't feel like he is eating much. How can that be? He is eating every 4-5 hrs during the day and 2-3 hours at night. He is difficult to wake. He grunts when he is sleepig and getting hungry but doesn't wake on his own very often. I can not believe how much he sleeps. He screams at me if I try to feed him sometimes. He roots and then I nurse him and he screams as soon as my milk lets down. I have a very hard, fast let down that chokes him. I have figured out (Ithink) he is wanting to nurse to sleep and then to full for the milk and that makes him mad. I really don't think he is getting much milk. I often don't feel like he is emptying my breasts after a feeding. I worry sometimes when he goes 4-5 hrs before a feeding continously for a 12 - 16 hr period. I feel like he is not getting enough milk. This is CRAZY! He is huge for his age and yet not eating much? I guess my worry is that my milk supply will drop from the infrequent nursing. I am used to the nursing on demand and nursing to comfort. He does not find comfort in nursing and does not want to eat unless starving. He screams at me when I try to nurse him before he is ready. I really am not nursing very often. I did for the first week but that is it. He is a convient baby, but that is not always a good thing.<br><br>
I have had both sides of the spectrum. My 1st DS only wanted me to hold him for the first year and nursed day and night every 2 hrs for 14 months. He never wanted to be put down. I carried him ALL day. My DS #2 wants to sleep continually and doesn't like to nurse, but is "growing like a weed". There is not sense to this. I can't figure it out.<br><br>
Mothers worry I guess. Worry about the babies not growing and then worry about the babies growing to fast.
 

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He's growing and you're getting sleep. Try and accept this blessing. If you are worried about supply, you can always pump between feedings.
 

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I also think your supply is just what he needs and you're doing okay -- but yah, if worried, maybe pump!<br><br>
My son gained 6oz in 2 weeks and I was told that was really good. But that still would put him at less than a pound a month, so I think your babe is doing just fine on what you're giving him and how often he eats.<br><br>
We usually feed every 3 hours and he's eating a long time. I wonder if he's not taking in enough in each sitting whereas your son may be a super sucker and able to swallow more than enough when he DOES eat.
 

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I agree with the others. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Piper has gained 1.5 lbs in 3 weeks!!! I'm thrilled since I struggled with milk supply issues with the other two.
 

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He's gaining weight, so I wouldn't worry about the length of time between feedings or the length of feedings. Some babies are just much more efficient at getting the milk out.<br><br>
Both my babies have been super gainers (usually 8 to 10 oz/week for the first 4 months <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> but in different ways. DD had short nursing sessions (5 minutes) but had them very frequently. DS still has fairly short nursing sessions compared to some (10-15 minutes) but can go 3-4 hours without nursing!
 
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