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    Default still eating every 1 1/2 to 2 hours

    my son is three months old and is still wanting to eat every 1 1/2 to two hours. I work part time outside the home approx 30 hours a week and pump twice a day because that is all my employer allows. He even does this when with his sitter. Is this normal behavior?

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    Default Re: still eating every 1 1/2 to 2 hours

    Yes, completely normal! Many babies continue to nurse every 1-2 hours throughout their first year, particularly during the daylight hours. I know there are a lot of people who will tell you that babies only need to eat every 3-4 hours, and anything more than that means something isn't right, but these people are nuts. Babies don't look at the clock to decide when they are hungry, and neither should their moms.

    Is your baby nursing every 1-2 hours at night, as well as during the day? If so, and if you find that problematic, I suggest taking a look at Elizabeth Pantley's book "The No-Cry Sleep Solution" for some helpful tips on getting better sleep for mom and baby without resorting to harsh cry-it-out methods.
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    Default Re: still eating every 1 1/2 to 2 hours

    Yep, totally normal as previously stated. Sometimes my son would nurse every 45 minutes. They need it when they need it.
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    Default Re: still eating every 1 1/2 to 2 hours

    Completely normal. My first LO nursed every 1/5-2 hrs until he was about a year old.
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    R - born 4/20/08, nursed for 20 months
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    with all pp my ds is 8.5mo still BF every 2hrs AT LEAST!
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    Default Re: still eating every 1 1/2 to 2 hours

    My dd...4 1/2 months eats the same way, more 1 and 1/2 hours until she goes to sleep at 7:30...Shen then wakes at 3am to eat. we co-slept up until she was 4 months. And she woke like this as well. As soon as she went into her crib..she started the longer stretches....if I have to feed every hour during the day to get longer nights I will. I think it's normal. All the best..
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*raidensmamma View Post
    with all pp my ds is 8.5mo still BF every 2hrs AT LEAST!
    Mine too!

    To the OP, it is completely normal, mama.
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    Default Re: still eating every 1 1/2 to 2 hours

    My 9 month old girl still nurses every 2 hours. Luckily I work from home so it makes it easier, she also eats some solids but totally prefers the boob!

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