Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Feeding constantly
    avatar
    An_253437 posted:
    My baby is 2 months old, and I feel like I'm having to breast feed her constantly. She is only taking little cat naps during the day and wants to eat every hour to hour and a half. That leaves me little time to pump and build up enough supply for a bottle so my husband can feed. She isn't sleeping at night for more than 2 hrs at a time. Is this normal at this age?
    Reply
     
    avatar
    hgreenwood7058 responded:
    totally normal. Carson only slept every 2 hours as well at that age and ate every 1-2 hours. Are you getting ready to go back to work is that why your trying to introduce the bottle to baby? Or just to include dad? Beware this can cause nipple confusion in the future and make it harder to bf. I had to start exclusively pumping for this reason. It is hard but it just takes time. And around that age they are constantly growing so they like to eat.
     
    avatar
    Briekelly03 replied to hgreenwood7058's response:
    Hi thank you for the reply. I only give her one bottle a day and thats at night so her dad can feed her. Other than thay its all from the breast. I just read all these other blogs where people with children at 10 weeks are sleeping thru the night, or like for 5-6 hours at a time. Mine isnt doing that and making it exhausting.
     
    avatar
    hgreenwood7058 replied to Briekelly03's response:
    Mine has never slept through the night. I think part of it is formula and part of it is genes. My son is 18 months now and is just now starting to sleep a lot better at night only waking once or twice. It wasn't till he was almost a year that he started sleeping 5-6 hours at a time. It is exhausting but it does get better. They are lucky that they had such good sleepers. For most providers they actually say when they are that young they shouldn't be sleeping that much (unless maybe when they are formula fed because theres a lot of gunk in there to make them fuller) because bf babies digest so much faster. So if they aren't waking up to eat then they may not be getting all that they need when they are so young. And they grow so much at that age too. Best wishes


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    My name is Christy, and I am 24 years old. I have a wonderful handsome husband who is 28 - and two darling little boys!! My first son is 2 years old, ...More

    Helpful Tips

    Looking for Tips on how to get around?
    Be sure to check out the Community News Blog and the WebMD Welcome Exchange More
    Was this Helpful?
    10 of 20 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.