my ten wk old seems extra hungry is it okay 2feed him something solid

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Dani - posted on 11/24/2009

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i think this whole your baby cant handle food with their tiny tummies is just in general everybodies baby is different, i think if your baby is very unsettled you should try it, its your child you will know whether it agrres with him/her or not. i started my little boy on half a rusk in his bottle of an evening when he was about 8 weeks and he never had any problems, slept straight through from 7 til 8 the next morning from that night, and iv never had a problem giving him any foods....and iv never met a more content baby to be quite honest....listen to what you think not everybody elses opinions.

Kimberley - posted on 11/28/2009

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FYI babies have growth spurts at 8 weeks maybe yours depending on if he/she were early or late is going through one. Pls dont feed him/her solids yet. There's a lot of info online from medical, baby and other websites that explain why they are not ready for it.

Yozanne - posted on 11/25/2009

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I had a very hungry baby but didnt introduce any solids until 17 weeks, try increasing his feeds by an extra oz or two or try switching to a hungry baby formula. Never put anything into his bottle ie baby rice extra due to the risk of choking. x

Andreia - posted on 11/25/2009

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hi solid foods not a good idea this young but try a thicker formula and increase the amount of fluid. I started my daughter on rice cereal and beginner baby food @ 3 months and she was fine she loved it. You just have to introduce it slowly and you will also get alot more sleep...lol

Lizsa - posted on 11/24/2009

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You can mix some cereal into their milk. I started this when my son was 2 months old and it also helped him sleep through the night. He loved it and is now a healthy four year old :D

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Tracey - posted on 12/02/2009

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Definately not ready for solids yet. How much milk are you feeding him? Try giving him more milk with each feeding and decreasing the amounts of time you feed you. Meaning that, if you are feeding him 3 ounces every 2 hours, try upping the milk to 4 ounces and feed him every 3 hours. Sounds like he just needs more milk.



If you are breastfeeding, check with your doctor. You may not be producing enough milk for him.



You aren't supposed to give them solids until 6 months old. Their little systems just aren't ready for it. But check with your doctor.

Kacey - posted on 12/01/2009

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i is now said that 6 mounths 4 solid i think that is 2 l8 my niece had it at 6 mounths and will not eat my daughter had it at 4 mounths and loves her food x

Stephanie - posted on 11/30/2009

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I started my daughter on a little bit of rice cereal twice a day (morning and evening) and she's been happy as a clam ever since. We waited on veggies until the doctor gave the go ahead at 4 months. Now at 5 months she gets oatmeal in the morning and evening (spoon fed) and spoon fed her veggies for lunch with formula bottles in between. I wouldn't do anything but rice cereal until 4 months or more because rice is the easiest for tiny tummies to digest but really you know your baby best.

Leanne - posted on 11/30/2009

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well my son is ten weeks old and he wants to eat alot too. i have been giving him a little bit of cereal in his bottle since he was a little ver 4 weeks old. The dr wasnt happy about it they suggest you dont start suppliment till about 4 to 5 months but i think its up to you. i wouldnt try to spoon feed yet but a half a tablespoon in a bottle shouldnt hurt. but keep an eye on your baby;s stools if you start cereal to make sure he/she is tollerating it. hope this helps

Wendi - posted on 11/30/2009

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Hi Caroline, hope all is well with you and yours. I am about to go against everything everyone else has told you on here. Depending on how much formula or breast milk your baby is currently receiving will tell you your answer. Both my son and my twin girls were starving for more food at about 10 wks of age. I increased them from 4 oz of formula to 8 oz of formula and they were getting about 5-6 bottles a day and when that didn't become enough for them (at about 3 mnths of age) i started to give some rice cereal for a little extra and it seemed to help them lots. They were much more content. I would simply take a couple of tsps of rice cereal and add enough formula so that it was quite watered down. Everything you read these days tells you NOT to feed a baby solid food before 6 mnths of age, but when I think back and ask my mom what she did, the answer was simple, when a baby is hungry feed them, it isn't gonna hurt them at all. Everyone you talk to may dis-agree but every baby is different and my 7 yr old boy is doing just fine and my twin daughters 8 mnths are doing just fine as well and all of them were eating solid food at 3 mnths of age. Not lots but enough to satisfy their hunger. Talk about totally different babies with the little extra they needed.

Hope this helps and best of luck to you and yours :)

Iysha - posted on 11/30/2009

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Nope, it isn't ok. I think you should feed him more breastmilk or formula. Babies need to grow. They need the nutrients in breastmilk or formula...not the ones found in solid food. Giving your baby solid foods right now will make him full and limit his nutrition. It would be a very bad idea.

Terrie - posted on 11/30/2009

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My little one did the same thing... Sounds like a growth spurt...Just give him more ounces of milk at a setting. OR what we had to do for my son was 4 ounces and then an hour later 2 more ounces...that went on for a week before he didnt want as much.

Veda - posted on 11/30/2009

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my son waslike that and we started buying him aptamil milk for extra hungry babies ad that seems to have worked give it a go hope it helps xx

Adriane - posted on 11/30/2009

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Personally I would say no, there is a reason the pediatricians give you a time frame on when to introduce baby foods( i.e their digestive systems need to develop more) My baby girl went thru same thing, sounds like your little one is going thru a growth spurt. i would say just up the ounces and maybe but a little bit of cereal in the bottle, like a teaspoon. If you are breastfeeding Id say to consult ur pediatrician, you may not be producing enough milk. Good luck, hope this helps

Amanda - posted on 11/30/2009

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My son had the same problem! He was a big baby (10lbs 7oz) at birth and ALWAYS has a huge appetite. I started feeding him first stage babyfood at like 2 months old (my pediatrician advised me to) and hes now 8 months old and eats 3rd stage baby foods and eats finger foods as well. hope this helped!

Tracey - posted on 11/30/2009

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Definately not! Sounds like he just needs more milk. If you are breast feeding, you may not be producing enough milk and should talk to your pediatrician about this. If you are bottle feeding, give him more to drink. Their little bodies will tell you when they are ready for more milk.

Amanda - posted on 11/30/2009

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No. No solid foods until 5 months. And start off with single grain rice cereal. Then depending on how they take to that, try some Gerber's First Foods.. But only try ONE new food every week.

Ginna - posted on 11/30/2009

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No its tooo early for even cereal. He is just having a growth spurt most likely. It's only temporary.

Kathy - posted on 11/29/2009

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I wouldn't recommend it... you can give him more formula if your bottle feeding, or give him a little formula to top off if your breast feeding. You can also get a formula, I think its one of the Emfamil ones thats thicker and more filling for them. If you really do want to talk to your dr but I'd try those two suggestions first.

Loredana - posted on 11/29/2009

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No. Your baby will be ready for solids foods between 4-6 months. So for now you can only give the baby breast milk or formula.

Yamira - posted on 11/29/2009

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No it is not ok..he is too young to eat solids and you would end up in the hospital!..if you are breastfeeding it is normal for your baby to be hungry very often..here is a plan if you still want to breastfeed and supplement also..breastfeed him and have him drink an ounce or two of formula after breastfeeding and see how that works but no rice or and cereal yet

Mattee - posted on 11/29/2009

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Try adding a tsp. or 2 of baby rice cereal to his bottle at night, if he's breastfed water some rice cereal way down. If it doesn't agree with him, you will know.

Gail - posted on 11/29/2009

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its recommended 4-6mths.. you did mention feeding 3-4 hours,,, try feeding every 2 hours you might find that does the trick, then gradually let him go longer and maybe increase the amount he has when he goes longer..



This worked with my little boy, although he will only take 5oz at a time however he has slept all through the night since at least 2 mth so must be getting enough.



its worth a try... Good Luck

Louise - posted on 11/29/2009

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no not yet, around this age babies often have a growth spurt, maybe thats why your little one is extra hungry. Just feed your little one on demand as your babies tummy is only little, little amounts often is better than giving solids. You can also give your baby the hungry milk but advised to speak to doctor or health visitor first

Pauline - posted on 11/29/2009

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hi try thinken feeds, it will satufit him ore and he wont be hungry has much as hes been , it help thicken bubs bottle with baby food thicken which u can get form a drug store or chermist and it will work like a charm

Lucy - posted on 11/28/2009

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no way... u can cause earlier allergies plus digestive system isn ready for it u can actually cause life long damage to a child if u feed them to early jus put up the amount of mls n formula u r givin or feed more often if ur child is on breasts

Erin - posted on 11/28/2009

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Quoting Caroline:

u must be well ust 2him now..lol no my baby is very good,hardly evr crys..just feedin 3-4hrs on 6oz...cant go anywhere!!


That is a perfectly normal feeding schedule for a baby that age, and is in no way a sign he is ready for solid food. Just get a travel container for formula (I'm assuming you bottle feed) and a bottle warmer and take the feeds with you.

Erin - posted on 11/28/2009

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NO!!!!!!!
It may just be a growth spurt, or you may need to offer more frequent feeds. But the absolute minimum age for solid food is 4 months, and then only with your doctor's approval. Otherwise they advise waiting until their digestive tract has closed fully at 6 months.

Meg - posted on 11/28/2009

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my ped. told us 4 months...but we were doing cereal in the bottle at 10 weeks...and then a very small amount of cereal once a day starting at 11 weeks. my daughter had a very bad problem keeping ANY formula down tho and she was very gassy. We had her tested for acid reflux, but she didn't have it. the cereal trick worked for us. Every baby is different tho. see what the doctor says or use ur mother's instinct, but just in case, keep some mylicon drops nearby...cuz the first couple of times u feed ur baby cereal, it may be too much for their lil bellies to handle. if ur gonna do the cereal in bottle thing...make the usual bottle and then add like 1/2 teaspoonful of rice cereal. sometime that lil amount is what does the trick!

Skyler - posted on 11/28/2009

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My son is 3 months old now and is very hungry also. Put cereal in his milk and that should fill him up. Ive been giving him cereal since he was a month old. And he's just fine.

Jennifer - posted on 11/27/2009

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Baby isnt ready to eat food yet, I asked the same question to my doctor. Up the oz in his/her bottle... he/she might be going through a growth spurt, thats what happened to my son!

Katt - posted on 11/27/2009

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It's probably just a growth spurt, just feed him more frequently and it will pass, wait until 4-6 months to feed any solids.

Kim - posted on 11/27/2009

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no ıf ur baby ıs stıll hungry gıve more mılk or use mılk for hungry chıldren ur baby ıs not old enough for any solıd food

Kristin - posted on 11/27/2009

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my son started cereal in his bottle at 9 weeks because he had acid reflux and it helps keep it down. but whatever the reason i think its fine. he/she prob cant eat off a spoon yet though. but the only reason they say to wait til 4 months is because it can upset their stomach or make them constipated so if you try it and theyre fine then youre good to go.

Michelle - posted on 11/27/2009

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my son is a very hungry baby he has been on 9 oz of hungry baby food since he was around 2 months an still he was hungry i think u should decide when is best to start your baby on solids as u r the person who spends most time with them an knows them best. i have been told by all of the health visitors your supposed 2 wait till 6 months an i feel like screamin at them an tellin them where to go as it is really easy 4 them 2 say it but when your baby is cryin for food all the time how can u tell them there only supposed 2 have milk, theyre not goin to understand. also years ago babies used to be able 2 start on solids much earlier so i dont understand y all of a sudden they have changed it . u do what you think is right an im sure your baby will grow up 2 be happy an healthy.

Anita - posted on 11/26/2009

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Quoting Caroline:

u must be well ust 2him now..lol no my baby is very good,hardly evr crys..just feedin 3-4hrs on 6oz...cant go anywhere!!



you are lucky then lol! Feeding every 3-4 hours is perfect. My daughter currently feeds every 3-4 hours and my son was about every 3 hours. It's a pain in the butt when you have to go anywhere but I just pack at least 2 bottles of formula and a bottle of cooled boiled water and just feed on demand. Is your baby a good sleeper? My son was a nightmare (used to wake every 20 minutes.... this was why I thought he was extra hungry but it's just him lol).  Good luck.

Shenece - posted on 11/26/2009

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My son's doctor put him on rice cereal at two weeks; she said that the milk was to thin for him. she told me to put two oz of cereal in each feeding.

Dansya - posted on 11/26/2009

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I remember the same thing happening except I was breast feeding, I felt like he was always nursing and wasn't getting enough. He was eating every hour though or more. Just hang in there, it's just a growth spurt, feed him as much formula as he wants and you guys will get through it eventually. Good luck

Melisa - posted on 11/26/2009

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hay caroline, just a quick msg i know doctors n health visiters tell u not but make sum bottles up if u have 2 go ne were i use 2 with my little girl n shes 2 now n shes fine n also i have a 11month old n he had n as still got a big appitite n we started him on baby rice at about 3 months n ez doin gr8 n now ez totally on solids but e still has about 3-4 bottles a day n he also had the hungryer baby formular i hope u find something that works 4 u all the best x x x x

Donna - posted on 11/26/2009

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Caroline feeding every 3-4 hours is normal my 8 month old feeds every 3 hours and has done since he was tiny. I wouldn't worry too much and if you need to go out just do it your baby needs to adjust to things like that or your gonna have trouble when he gets older! Just pack enough bottles and formula that you think you will need when you're out and if he gets hungry make up a bottle and find a spot to feed him. Hope this helps : )

Caroline - posted on 11/26/2009

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u must be well ust 2him now..lol no my baby is very good,hardly evr crys..just feedin 3-4hrs on 6oz...cant go anywhere!!

Anita - posted on 11/26/2009

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Forgot to mention that my son also cried heaps which is why I fed him early but it was a mistake because he just wasn't ready for solids. Is your baby crying heaps? It might not be because he is hungry, although you know your baby best..
My son was a nightmare, cried all the time, never slept etc.. but it wasn't because he was hungry, that's just him! He is 15 months old and still whinges all the time lol.
Hope everything goes well.

Anita - posted on 11/26/2009

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No do not feed him solids yet. I actually fed my son solids at around 41/2 months and he ended up being constipated and irritable for days. BIG MISTAKE. I now have a 5 month old daughter and I am going to wait another few weeks before feeding her. Maybe increase the amount of milk you baby is having. .. or buy that special formula from the chemist for hungry babies.. I think it is thicker formula and fills babies up more.. hope this helps....

Andrea - posted on 11/25/2009

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I would consult your doctor before you do. I took my 10 wk old to the doctor the other day and she said not til she is 4 months old.

Clare - posted on 11/25/2009

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Be careful putting cereal into your bottle... it can cause the baby to choke even several hours later! At about 3 months babies tend to have a bit of a growth spurt and need more food, either increased no/amount in bottle or they tend to "cluster feed" if BF. Cluster feeding is when they keep requesting feeds and never seem quite satisfied and it is the way the baby increases your milk production for future meals. It is VERY tiring, but you will be back into your normal routine within a day or two if you allow the baby to do as they wish.

Ella - posted on 11/25/2009

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Well where I'm from, they don't suggest feeding your baby cereal or anything else solid until they reach six months. It used to be four months. When I asked why the change. I was told that it causes food alergies and that the baby's stomach isn't ready to digest the food properly, and also because the first six months is the most important time for the baby to get plenty of nutrients to grow which solids foods don't measure up to breast milk or formula. I would ask your doc to make sure what is right for your baby before you try out solids.

Andreia - posted on 11/25/2009

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i agree! i also started rice cereal @ 2 months and putting alittle in her bottle worked like a charm come night time. I never had any problems and my friends did the same thing and they too never had any problems. To each their own but there's no harm in it as long as you don't over do it. A tea spoon or even half a tea spoon is all you need.

Amy - posted on 11/25/2009

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my son is two months and the pedatrition started him on rice ceral just ask your pedatrition it wont hurt shoot my sister had to start her child eating solids at 2 months becouse she seemed never to get enough! pedatrition said it was fine it all depends on the doctor! and lol child on when you start them

Daphne - posted on 11/24/2009

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he is definitely not ready for anything solid anytime soon. but what works for my daughter is putting a little rice cereal in her formula. i put about 1 tsp in 4 oz of formula and she stays full much longer

Donna - posted on 11/24/2009

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My little girl was the same, what I found was an 'extra hungry formula' as she was still too small for solids. This left her feeling fuller for longer, and did the trick until she was big enough for solids. Depending what country you're in (I'm in the UK) you should be able to buy this from a shop. All the formula brands here have an extra hungry option. I gave my little girl SMA extra hungry. Maybe talking to the Dr would help to see if you can get this option for your little one if you cannot find it in the shops. Hope this helps x

Sammi - posted on 11/24/2009

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it is recommended that you do not introduce solids until the baby is 6 months old as the kidney too under-developed to cope with anything other than milk, but my doctor hinted to me that it would not be the end of the world if i introduced solids earlier, as my baby is always very hungry. your baby could just be going through a growth spurt though?
plus, as a baby i was on baby rice at 2 1/2 months old and it didnt do me any harm :)

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