7 week old still hungery an hour after eatting?

Kiamesha - posted on 10/27/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have a 7 week old baby boy i'm not sure if i should feed him more of his bottle if he hasn't meet the 4 hour marking period. i am worried i may be over feeding him. goes to an hour to two hours after eatting and acting like he is hungery again. HELP from a first time mom in need

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Dove - posted on 10/27/2012

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He is perfectly normal. Some babies do fall easily into a 3-4 hour feeding schedule. Many more babies NEED to eat much more often... even once an hour or more. If it's less than 2 hours since his last bottle... check to make sure it's not something else that could be bothering him (gas, messy diaper, etc..). If everything else is taken care of... feed him again.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/27/2012

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Feeding on demand is the best way to make sure your child is getting the proper amount. I BF my son and when he would go through growth spurts, he would feed every 45 minutes. OFTEN! Regularly every hour to 1 1/2 hours. Totally normal. Since you are bottle feeding him, maybe add 1-2 ounces to what he is usually eating. That age usually feeds a couple of ounces at a time, maybe offer him 4. He is going to tell you when he is hungry. That is his job. Good luck.

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