am i feeding my daughter too much?

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my daughter is 3 months and she eats about 6 ounces every 3-4 hours. with no cereal. at night i put cereal in and she sleeps the whole night. is that too much? i sometimes try to stop at 4 ounces but she whines and cries for more

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Chelsea - posted on 10/04/2009

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my 3 month old drinks 6 oz every 4 hours and i feed her bananas in the evening and cereal in the morning and at night, and she sleeps through the night, from 10 to 10. and shes been doing that since i started giving her cereal.

Melissa - posted on 10/03/2009

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that is just what i do with my daughter 6 ounces every 4 hours an at supper time i feed her baby food like sweet pea or bannans an others an cereal at night an she sleeps 11 hours at night with out eating i feed her cereal at 10pm an in the morning at 8 or 9

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hi rosie, i see u said ur son has acid reflux.

my health nurse advised me to use gavisgon infant for my son as he was very colicy..it worked wonders nd its actually for acid reflux.. u give him half a sachet in his formula nd u will notice that he will get his wind up without formula coming back up!! these can be bought over the counter at ur local pharmacy..talk with ur gp or public health nurse befor u give it to him and see what the best advise they can giv u on them!!



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Rosie - posted on 10/02/2009

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have a 3 month old son and i feed him the same amount but with ceral becuz he has acid reflux, and my dr says its fine

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as long as your baby is hungry i say feed her, my son was drinking 6oz bottles every 2hrs in which he developed colic so i had no choice but to give him cereal twice a day and he was 6weeks old!! now he is just over the 3months and he is having one 8oz bottle in the morn then fruit porridge with 6oz bottle then 6oz bottle then baby dinner then 6oz bottle then cereal then last 6oz bottle with rusk... he is thriving away nd he's a much happier baby!! my daughter was the exact same, she is nearly 6 now nd she is perfect nd healthy!! so i say go with your own instincts, only you know your own daughter!!!

Dawna - posted on 09/30/2009

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my pediatrician didn't want me to go to 6 pz just yet. she had me add cereal to the formula every other bottle.

Christina - posted on 09/29/2009

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no its the same way with my little girl. she started out at 7 pds 11ozs and is 15 pds. she eats 6 ozs and sleeps straight though the night. i guess we are the lucky ones. as long as your doctor says she is good than keep it up.

Linda - posted on 09/29/2009

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your baby will stop when sha has enough!

I have been in the same situation, and now I always give a little when there hungry!

You can never overfeed your child!!!!

April - posted on 09/29/2009

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You might want to ask your pediatrician about adding the cereal...might be too early...but 4-6 oz every couple of hrs seem good to me. My son eats 4-5 oz every 3 hrs or so!

Ashley - posted on 09/28/2009

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My son was eating 6ounces since he was 2months he also eats every 3-4hours every once in awhile he will eat a little more like 7ounces but usually thats only in the morning but otherwise 6ounces is perfectly normal if they are hungry let them eat! lol

Katrina - posted on 09/27/2009

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Quoting Kristine:

am i feeding my daughter too much?

my daughter is 3 months and she eats about 6 ounces every 3-4 hours. with no cereal. at night i put cereal in and she sleeps the whole night. is that too much? i sometimes try to stop at 4 ounces but she whines and cries for more


My son also eats about 6 ounces every 3-4 hours with no cereal. I also was worried it was to much.

Heather - posted on 09/27/2009

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She may not need the cereal at this young age, but might be best to ask your pediatriian. Otherwise, as long as she's hungry and wants to eat, nothing wrong with feeding her as much as she wants. Just don't force to finish a bottle if she is sending signals that she's finished.

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