BabyFit Sponsors help keep the site free!

 

Sponsors help keep BabyFit free!
 
Pages (1):  
Report Inappropriate Post
Pregnancy Message Boards

Is it possible to overfeed your newborn???

AUTHOR:
MESSAGE POSTED:
KAT_NZ
Posts: 7400
12/15/05 9:32 P

My Profile
KAT_NZ's Photo
Well I gave Joshua a bottle of breast milk for the first time day before last and he drunk 5 oz, he then feed from me for another 10 minutes! He didnt feed for another 4.5 hrs though and he nornally feeds every 2.5-3.5. It was the first time he actually stopped himself feeding and he seemed so satisfied.
Well the next day i made his bottle (im giving him one a day) with 7oz (that was 24 hrs worth of expressing after each feed, because my milk supply has dropped so much dues to mastits) and he drunk all of that. He did spill a little afterwards though. He honestly will just keep feeding, he has no self control.


----katrina-----
DS: Joshua Nov 05
DS2: Kaleb May 07- @ home!

Don't worry that children never listen to you. Worry that they are always watching you.-Robert Fulghum

MOM2BOYS1105
Posts: 1354
12/15/05 8:15 P

 
 
i was thinking the same thing. geez, 2 ounces?! i tried to go by that for a few feedings but he seemed unhappy so i just gave him what he wanted. i figure he knows how hungry he is better than a magazine article.

RUNNINGSLOW
BabyPoints: 9013
Posts: 5353
12/15/05 5:58 P

My Profile
RUNNINGSLOW's Photo
You can over feed but they will just throw it up. Audrey does it all the time.


Rachael Evan-7yrs; Audrey-born 11/11/05
SOMEONE
Posts: 1053
12/15/05 2:55 P

My Profile
SOMEONE's Photo
Geesh two ounces? Jayden will be a month old tomorrow and he's eating like 6 ounces every 2 hours I guess. He's an oinker!


Jayden Alexander-11/16/2005 3:52 pm 8 pounds, 1.9 ounces 21" long

Given a home by his wonderful adoptive family on 11/18/2005.

groups.msn.com/birthmomsupportjaydenspag e

SCOOTZ2
Posts: 56
12/15/05 2:36 P

My Profile
SCOOTZ2's Photo
My baby is now 4 weeks old and he has been having 4oz bottles for about 3 weeks now and in between will sleep about 3 - 5 hours, the last couple of days though he has been wanting to eat pretty much every 3 hours, I don't know if they have another growth spurt at that age, he will throw up now and again but not to often, but I think that he would eat more if he could. Sometimes I think that they get a gas bubble and that stops it from going down. I just take it day by day, let him control you and then make sure when you feed that you hold your baby more upright and then burp sometimes in the middle of feeding.

MOM2BOYS1105
Posts: 1354
12/15/05 2:08 P

 
 
i was wondering the same thing, too. i read in Parenting that newborns should only eat 2-3 ounces each feeding but my son would eat 4 and sometimes 5 ounces. i only give him 4 ounce bottles now but he just wont stop feeding when he's "full." there is usually a little bit of spit up but not too much. i also heard though that at 2 weeks newborns have a growth spurt and feed a lot more. he was at 2-3 weeks then so that could explain it, too.

MIRJHART
BabyPoints: 4270
Posts: 331
12/15/05 12:08 A

My Profile
MIRJHART's Photo
Yeah her pediatritian said if she eats too much she'll just spit up a bit. So she always over eats because there's always a bit of spit up after she eats.


Mirjhart-Due Nov 29th 2005. Baby girl First child. Delivered her on Nov. 19th. 2005. Pict. taken @ 2 mo.
NATEYNELLY
Posts: 3563
12/11/05 1:41 P

My Profile
NATEYNELLY's Photo
It might be possible but they will just throw it up if they get too much. Make sure that when they are latched on you can see their job moving and HEAR them sucking, otherwise they are going to use you as a pacifier. You might want to pump to see how much you are getting. He might not be getting enough. Also, he might be a slow eater or the milk is coming out slow. No big deal on that part.

BabyFit Community Team
My name is Janelle
Austin: 11/03/2005 8lbs 9oz
Zaira: 08/23/2007 9lbs 0oz

RHONDAMAC
Posts: 258
12/11/05 12:57 P

My Profile
RHONDAMAC's Photo
Just wondering if it's possible to overfeed your newborn. I know people say they'll come off when they're full...but I think Logan would stay on there all day if he could. I usually just take him off when he slows down eating...but I'm wondering if that's why he always seems so hungry.


Logan Xavier born November 18th, 2005


Thread URL: http://babyfit.sparkpeople.com/archive_posts.asp?imBoard=48&imparent=1580522
Join the BabyFit Community Team

  
Pages (1):  
Report Inappropriate Post

 


Pregnancy Resources | Pregnancy Articles | Parenting Articles | Pregnancy Exercises | Pregnancy Message Boards | Baby Names | Help | Advertising / Sponsorships

© 1999-2014 SparkPeople, All Rights Reserved | Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy | About Our Ads

NOTE: Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy update on February 8, 2012
SparkPeople
Visit SparkPeople for Free Online Diet Plan
Tell your company about SparkPeople Corporate Wellness

BabyFit, BabyPoints, BabyPages and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
BABYFIT is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.