5 month old's Eating Habit's

Laura - posted on 01/14/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I'm an just wondering if this is a growth period or if it's just normal, but I have a 5 months old little girl, and she has been eating stage 1 food for over a month now, and it seems to me that as of the last few days she wants more. The other day I got the stage 2 mixed rice cereal with fruit(stage 2 is 4 oz. and stage 1 is 2.5 oz) and I gave her half of that to see if she liked it and could handle it, she did ok, but after that she still wanted more so I started giving her a jar of stage 1 sweet potatoes and she polished that off too, and still cried like she wanted more, and even sometimes after about a 1/2 hr -an hr she acts like she wants to eat again. I thought that maybe she was just needing more but she also had a 5 oz bottle on top of that. Is that normal? and does anybody know or had this happen? my son never did that as a baby, he was happy with what he had each time he ate. She's not a big baby at all. When she was born she was only 6 lbs 6 oz and from her last Doctor's app. she was 12 lbs 13 oz that was Dec. 5th.

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Michelle - posted on 01/14/2009

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I do think it's very normal for them to get a growth spurt and seemingly want to eat all the time.   I try to give the bottle at the same time as the solid food feeding because I think sometimes they are wanting their bottle but don't know how to say it...like "hey, I like this stuff your giving me but I want that thing I can suck on!"  If I give them some solids, then a bottle and THEN they want more solids, I'll do that.  I hope that makes sense?

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