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  1. #1
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    Default lazy eater

    My four week old falls asleep while nursing especially at night. So he is up every hour. He eats just enough to fall asleep, but not to be full and go for more than an hour. Any help would be great. Totally exhausted. Thank you

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    Default Re: lazy eater

    Up every hour sounds pretty normal for a four week old. Have you tried nursing in a side laying posistion so you can rest while he eats? You could try tickling his chin as he eats to get him to eat more but at the same time you don't want him to eat too much and have an upset tummy. As he gets older he will sleep longer. He just has a really tiny stomache right now and probably needs the reassurance at night time. The world is a scary place to new babies!
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    Default Re: lazy eater

    with the PP. Co-sleeping saved my life that age!
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
    Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"

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    Default Re: lazy eater

    my daughter is 2 weeks, we are up sometimes every 25 minutes, she falls asleep after about 10 minutes of feeds, glad to hear I'm not the only one! best of luck!

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