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My 5 month old, Katelynn, is being breastfed every 2 hours like clockwork. If I try and stretch it out she spends the time crying. Is it normal for a baby to eat that often? We put her down around 730-8 every night and she usually sleeps through the entire night (although she's recently figured out how to roll onto her tummy so she'll wake up screaming because she can't roll back over yet). She wakes up around 5am, eats and goes back to sleep until about 7am. Then it's every 2 hours until bed time. Is this normal? I've also started her on rice cereal mixed with formula - it's giving her terrible gas (her farts smell terrible). Is that a sign she's allergic to the formula, or is it just harder for her to digest?? I appreciate any suggestions - she's my one and only.