I'm not a dr. by any means, but we had a similar situation when my son was 2 months old. Is your baby showing any signs of continuing to want to eat, even when you think he's done? My son was eating about 40 oz a day at the same age, and it was because he had reflux. The only problem was that we didn't know it. He didn't spit up, didn't arch, nothing, except cry like he was still hungry. Then, around the 2 month time, he started arching and we had to hold him upright all of the time.
We ended up doing cereal at night, but only a little and only because the pedi recommended it for the reflux. But, I have seen all the same info that others are postings - it's not a good idea for a lot of reasons. And I will tell you this, it never helped him sleep better. One of the risks you run, even with eating too much milk (if it's all at once) is that the stomach stretches early on and it can cause a weight problem. We still struggle with my 14 month old drinking too much milk at once, but that's when his reflux is acting up.
Edited by: JACOBSMOM09 at: 9/15/2010 (05:57)
Jacob Tyler - Born July 13, 2009
Rachel Katherine -
Born November 4, 2012
9/2/10 4:37 P
I agree with the cereal at night not being the best idea. As much you want to get in a full nights rest at 2 months old most babies don't sleep through the night. They usually do wake for a middle of the night feeding.
I know you are only trying to do what you think is best but talk to a couple doctors and get their opinions you don't want to start you baby off on the wrong foot by overfeeding him. If they aren't concerned then continue as you are.
At two months old my doc got upset with me because I had her drinking 4oz and she had be bring her back down to 2.5oz for a couple more months.
try this website. According to his weight it seems that he is eating the right amount but according to his age he is eating too much. Tricky...
heres another http://www.parents.com/baby/feed ing/bottlefeeding/how-to-bottl efeed/
Edited by: LYDIALAND at: 9/2/2010 (16:41)
8/28/10 11:03 P
I think everything is fine, except the cereal. You really should stop that. It is healthier for him to eat often, then to put cereal in his bottle. Babies are supposed to eat often and wake up often.
There are a lot of reasons not to do it. It can make him dehydrated, because he is getting too many solids and not enough liquids, in can make him overweight, cause food allergies because you are introducing a solid too soon.... the list goes on and on. His stomach is not ready for it. Much of this info has only been found in recent years.
Oh, and make sure you are not pushing him to finish his bottles. Let him eat for hunger, not how many ounces are in the bottle.
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Marie Addison born September 21st
8/28/10 8:02 P
I only do it at night...My brother was on it when he was a month old and my boyfriend's nephew too.
8/18/10 3:50 P
My son was born on June 8th, was 9lbs 13oz and was 21" long. Right out of the womb, he was eating 2oz ever 2 hours. The doctors yelled at me for giving him that much (1st time mom), and I didn't know! Well, I feel that if he's hungry, he'll stop when he's full.
He is now 10 weeks and 1 day old. He's taking 6oz every 3-4 hours (except at night, he gets 8oz w/a little bit of cereal and sleeps for 8+ hours). I only give him the cereal at night because he's always SOOO hungry.
Well, his last DR's appointment was Aug. 9th and at that point, he weighed 14lbs and 13oz. The doctor said he was in the 90th percentile for weight, and he was 24 and a half inches long; again in the 90th percentile.
I would understand it if he were close to 15 pounds and didn't grow an inch, but he's heavier and longer than 90% of babies his age.
Sometimes I have to lie to the doctor about how much I feed him because they tell me I'm over feeding him. I feel that, again, he'll stop eating when he's not hungry.
Is anyone else having trouble with this? Anyone have ways to cope with it? I don't want him to grow up thinking that he can eat and eat and eat until he feels like stopping, because that is unhealthy.
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