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  1. #1
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    is there a program out there (software) that reminds you to bf every 2 hours and that can time feedings?

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    Default Re: is there a

    Probably not specifically for breastfeeding, but maybe for some other use.
    Google "downloadable timers"

    But I would think that your lo would be your timer
    Last edited by ee_lime; April 13th, 2007 at 10:37 AM.


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    I used to count diapars.
    I would get out 6 in the am and then if it got to be supper time and the baby had not used all six, I would try and get an extra feed in after supper.
    are you worried about babies weight gain?

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    Default Re: is there a

    yes - I would agree, that the baby is the best timer If there are weight concerns then other methods can be used. (like the pp mentioned - laying out diapers is one of them )
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    Default Re: is there a

    I've seen the itzbeen in a few magazines.
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    Default Re: is there a

    I agree with the PP. Your LO is your timer. Learning to listen to him/her hunger signals helps you get in sync with your baby. IMHO - ditch the clock/timer.

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    Default Re: is there a

    Just to chime in with the prior posts. Watch you LO, not the clock. I did this in the early days and became quite neurotic about it. It caused second guessing and much undue stress. Count wet diapers, watch for signs your LO is hungry, and nurse on demand.
    Leslie- Momma to Aiden 02/28/06 AND Owen 2/28/08...What timing

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    Default Re: is there a

    wade is 3 weeks and is 11 lbs 3.3 ozs was 10lbs 14 ozs at birth

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    Default Re: is there a

    He sounds like a healthy boy to me! I would definitely not get hung up on timing, and NEVER wake him to feed unless you find he is failing to eat enough and not making dirty diapers or gaining weight.

    Every baby is different, but they all have their own ways of telling you when they are hungry!!

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