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    so since ive been back to work my lo isnt eating that much when im gone. im working between 4-6hrs a shift. if i work 4 hrs he will eat once maybe 2x and today was my first 6hr shift and he only ate 2x. today he is sleeping more then usual and i only nursed him 2x since ive been out since almost 5 by the time i got to my parents house (who was watching him) and once at around 7.30pm in now 10.30pm and i just pumped. i dont know if i should be worried or not. hes never slept this much. i changed him thinking it would wake him up and he would eat. but he woke up for a sec. and fell back asleep. my parents said he didnt nap really when he was there. before i went back to work he would nap one long nap which was 4hrs. oh hes 2months old. but now i dont know if hes getting sick or what to think. my dd is still sick shes been sick for about 1 1/2 and now dh has got it. could this be why hes sleeping sooo much?

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    Twice in a 6hours shift is once every three hours right? I wouldn't worry. This is what you have been waiting for. A baby who can go longer than 1-2 hours with out eating. Sounds like you are there!

    Way too lazy for formula

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    i didnt think it would be THIS soon. i only made it to 2.5 months or so with dd. and i couldnt remember cos when she was born right from the getgo she was sleeping threw the night. thanx. i just didnt want something to happen. iykwim

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    Don't worry so much about how long she goes between feed when away from you. Often children will wait for their mothers. But how many times she is eating in a 24hour period of time. Sounds like she is doing a little bit of "make up eating" when she see you. If you are still getting at least 8 feeds in 24 hours you are fine!

    Way too lazy for formula

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    Default Re: worried

    I just went back to work (yesterday was first day) and LO only ate 6 oz while I was gone in 2 feedings. Today she had 4 oz already so she might have 8 oz.

    She is making up for it when I get home though. Glad to see I'm not the only one
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    Default Re: worried

    DD2 is at the sitter's from 9:30am-5:15pm. During this time she eats a whopping 5-7ozs. Total. But she nurses all night long so I'm not worried. Just looking for more sleep!
    Sarah- Mommy to Ally (4/16/06) , Katlyn (11/13/07) & Rebekah (10/21/09)
    All three, all natural!

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