Eating and Crying all the time!

Jenny - posted on 11/15/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have a 6 week old who seems to want to eat all the time and when he is not eating he is crying to eat some more. He rarely seems to be at a place to just sit and chill...I feel frustrated and want to know if anyone else is dealing with type of issue?

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Julia - posted on 11/16/2012

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6 week old babies do eat a lot. However, it is possible that he has some reflux, and feeding is comforting him, but then the feeding is causing more reflux, and then he's looking for more comfort (i.e. food). I had this happen with my son, and I would basically burp and bounce him all the time to help him feel more comfortable and stop crying. See if there is anything else you can do to comfort him before feeding. If it doesn't stop, you should probably ask your doctor to rule it out.

Michelle - posted on 11/16/2012

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At that age they don't do much more than eat and sleep anyway but around 6-8 weeks they do go through a growth spurt where they will eat more frequently.

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