Malissa - posted on 03/01/2010
Is he a very active little one? My daughter is now two months and is definately eating more. I nurse her and bottle feed her breast milk. I'm not sure if the amount is supposed to be different breastmilk versus formula but mine is definately eating a lot. As for the belly sleeping, when my son - now 8, was a baby they said always on tummy. Now they are saying always on back. I prefer her on her tummy for getting the burps out that were lagging behind, as well as she sleeps more comfortably. I do whichever is convenient at the time for her.
Charity - posted on 02/26/2010
babies have their own routine and if hes hungry every 2 hours then feed him....as for sleeping on his belly im not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing..my daughter is only 2 months and i dont let her sleep on her belly yet, but thats my choice, im a little nervous about doing that, but good luck, whatever makes your son happy then go for it
Krista - posted on 02/25/2010
at 2 months my son was eating 4oz every 2 or 3 hrs also, hes 2 and a half months now and still eats about the same but always acts like hes hungry in an hour or two, so today I started 6 oz at 4:45pm so I am going to see where this goes and hopefully he won't be hungry at 6pm. If this works HOPEFULLY i will get more sleep at night. Wish me luck.
Colleen - posted on 02/21/2010
My daughter will be 2 months old on Tuesday. She is already up to almost 6 oz some times and when she sleeps she sleeps on her side. If you baby is acting hungry feed him and just make sure when the baby is put to sleep that his face is turned to the side and no blankets will cover his face...swaddling usually works...I mean when i was a baby i slept on my belly..and Ive made it this far! Your baby knows what he wants, why not give it to him!
Lynne - posted on 02/19/2010
Typically, when a baby goes through a cycle of eating and sleeping alot, it just indicates that he/she is having a growth spurt. It's okay he sleeps on his belly as long as you check on him often. SIDS happens when babies are on their tummies because of their respiratory drives are weak-the pressure on their rib cages, and the rebreathing of their C02 can cause sudden death.
Stephanie - posted on 02/19/2010
my little man is about 2 and a half months and he's been eating around 6 to 8 oz about every 3 hours with ceara; and hes eating baby food also. he's just a hungry baby and he's not overweight or anything and he also sleeps on his belly or his side but if he's not eventually on his belly he wont sleep. he has great movement of his head and he never sleeps with his face in the sheets so i wouldnt worry about it (:
Melissa - posted on 02/18/2010
My son eats like that too. It is normal...just a growth spurt :-) A nuk might work too, that way you know if he is just wants to suck to soothe or if he truly is hungry.
Also my son sleeps on his belly. It is the only way he will sleep. And he sleeps through the night, and he is 8wks old. I do get up often to check on him, but I figure if there are no loose blankets under him and if he has good head control, why not?
Darla - posted on 02/18/2010
I went to my babies 2 mo. check up and my pedictriciaan said the feedings shouldn't be no less than 3 hours apart and 4 oz-6 oz is normal so I would try work up to 6 oz.(like adding 1/2 oz at a time) to see if he'll wait 3 hours in between.
As for sleeping on his belly DON'T it causes SIDS! Too many babies die from SIDS. You babys life's not worth taking the chance just for him to sleep good. It's ok when they can roll themselves over.
Arlethea - posted on 02/18/2010
so does my daughter but I only let her sleep on her belly while I am awake and not busy doing other things but she stays asleep comfortable on her belly...and the eating thing my little one has been breastfed exclusively but will change once I go back to work on mon :(...so I am not sure how much she eats right now but she eats every 1 1/2 hour
Aliesha - posted on 02/18/2010
my baby is in the NICU & actually 4 oz is great at 2 months. They say at in the NICU that a babies can breathe better when they are on the tummies sleeping. But you should keep an eye on the baby while sleeping on the tummy. If you baby is a boy he has more of a chance of SIDS. If you dont know what it is you should look it up. Honestly my son loves his tummy more than his back but when he does come home I will put him on his back becuase there is less chance of SIDS. Hope this helped.
Sasha - posted on 02/18/2010
I don't know if any of you are aware of a product called The Woombie - life saver! It's like a snug sleeping bag that wraps to their body but still allows plenty of movement for motor development. It's spandex/cotton - instead of swaddling your baby you can do up a zip and one button and he can't wriggle his way out. He feels secure like he's in the womb and you can sleep knowing he won't unwrap himself, hit himself in the face and wake you up when he cries :) - but again, on his back.
Sasha - posted on 02/18/2010
Babies need to be placed on their backs as they sleep until they are old enough to roll over off their bellies. SIDS - sudden infant death syndrome - is greatly reduced through this. I don't leave my 2 month old on his belly unless I'm in the room to see if he gets too tired to keep his head up. Suffocation would happen way too quickly.
Dani - posted on 02/18/2010
my baby is two months and eats six every 3 and a half but eats about 8 and night and then sleeps six hours . they eat what they want and erin is right as long as theres lots of wet dipars and baby is happy and gaining weight that is fine. My lil one luvs her tummy to but yeah they say they should only sleep on there back apparently its a SIDS thing i let mine fall asleep on her belly and just turn her over when i am going to bed and cant check on her.
Jenn - posted on 02/16/2010
the only real reason they shouldnt sleep on their stomachs is because co2 builds up around their face and can cause SIDS. a logical explanation. but if baby perfers it, let him do it. if it makes you nervous try putting baby on their side to sleep. they feel secure on their stomachs because they can't kick and move around as much and side sleeping constricts some movement. my 6 week old eats about 4 oz. every 2 1/2 hours! there really isn't a bad weight gain. as long as they are in their 1 oz. a day there is nothing to worry about. (unless its like 6 oz. a day lol )
Lindsey - posted on 02/16/2010
my son is just over 2 months. he eats almost 6 oz every 3 hours. i find it to be very healthy. just as long as he isnt throwing up, and is pooping and peeing ok, i think its ok. my husband gets mad at me when i let him sleep on his stomach, but it seems to be the most comfortable position for him! lol. but i feel that if he doesnt have his face down, and isnt suffocating, then he is fine! :)
Erin - posted on 02/15/2010
All babies have different schedules that work for them, as long as he is happy, and having lots of wet an poopy diapers, he should be fine. Right now it is being recommended that babies are to be put on their backs to sleep ( this has changed several times over the years), I personally know that my babies sleep better on their bellies, so I let them.
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