Food and Nutrition

Kid falls asleep during feeds

0 to 1 years

Created by Fouzia Khan
Updated on Jan 11, 2016

My child is a month old and initially I was lactating less so I started pumping out milk to stimulate more lactation n also took care of diet n medications suggested by my gynaec. Now I feel my lactation has improved which i can see from the milk i express... but my kid doesn't seem to be sucking enough and falls asleep during feeds and he's cranky and asks for feed very often.. i believe he's latching on fine not sure what is the issue I try waking him up but doesn't seem to wake up..

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| Apr 19, 2016

Babies have small tummy so they get hungry soon. It's fine. Nothing to worry

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| Jan 12, 2016

Thanks for sharing your experiences.. I hope it ll get better in a month or so...

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| Jan 12, 2016

Hi... my darling was the same... but still I fed him on demand . It's just the question of first 4 months and it's okay if we feed them according to their pattern. At his latest check up he was in the 95 percentile of weight in his age group and the paediatrician was extremely glad about that . Let him have his fill of milk will establish a great milk supply for you and I promise it will get better in another month or so. All the best :)

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| Jan 11, 2016

Hi, we all face such issues I can share some experience that might help Firstly, baby sleeps a lot in initial few months, my baby also used to sleep in between feeds, I have to wake him up by tickling on feet and ears. The baby needs time to get used to new environment and opens as month passes by, they sleep a lot and most of the times in initial two months.. by next month our baby will gradually start sleeping less and will open up and move slightly.... Also, I was also concerned then whether my baby is getting enough feed, then my paedetrician advised that if baby pass urine 5-6 times in 24 hours than he is getting enough feed. You can keep a track of baby urine and the paedetrician keep a track of baby weight and growth. You can reach your paedetrician and gynaecologist for your and your baby concerns. Hope it will be of some help.

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