Mika - posted on 12/14/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 2 months old, 12.4 pounds baby boy is ALWAYS hungry! I feed him 4 OZ every 2.5/3 hours and that doesn't seem to be enough for him. He cried in between feeding and he cries when I stop feeding him at each ounce to burp him but when he starts eating again it's like nothing ever happened and he drinks happily (not in pain so).
The ridiculous thing is that at the 2 months visit the pediatrician said he should be eating 18 EIGHTEEN OZ/day and not more - are you kidding me? My LO would STARVE at 18 OZ/day, he eats average 32 OZ/day ... am I doing something wrong? I hated the pediatrician for that reason (and for a few other reasons - and I am changing doctors) but now I am scared I am overfeeding my LO - but if I don't feed him he would just cry non-stop ALL day long, when he cries I try to soothe him first, I try to change his diaper, rock him or entertain him, at the end all goes back to food, he was simply HUNGRY!!
What should I do?!? Please help!
p.s. The ped also said he should be sleeping 16 hours / day, yeah, right, good luck with that, he takes power naps and he is back in full form while mommy is exhausted.