WHY DOES MY 2 1/2 MONTH OLD ACT HUNGRY ALL THE TIME?

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Maria A - posted on 09/19/2016

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My daughter was born a premie at 32 weeks and was in the hospital for 8 weeks. Been home for 1 month and she is 2 months 6 days and can drink up to almost 8 ounces. Is that normal?

Gracie - posted on 12/12/2013

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My daughters doc also put her on a "cereal add to bottle" diet and she loves it. Calories or not, it is still a good thing. Plus, the cereal is more healthy than plain formula. My daughter is 2.75 months old. lol. She also eats occasional bananas or green beans. People on here can say what they want, but if the dr oks it, then I'm going to do it. I have been adding cereal to her bottles for well over a month now. Just started the baby food a couple days ago.

Also, babies won't choke if they are monitored while eating....

My baby eats 6 ounces every 3-4 hours.

Kelina - posted on 05/14/2012

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Try increasing how much she's eating at every feeding. As she grows, she's going to want more.

AMY - posted on 05/14/2012

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I WAS ONLY DOING IT 1-2 TIMES A DAY AND ONLY BECAUSE WHEN SHE WAS FIRST BORN SHE HAD BAD REFLUX AND HER PEDIATRICIAN GAVE ME THE OPTION OF CHANGING HER FORMULA OR ADDING CEREAL IN IT TO MAKE IT THICKER. I CHANGED HER FORMULA TO ENFAMIL AR SHE WAS FINE THEN BUT A FEW WEEKS LATER SHE STARTED ACTING AS IF I NEVER FED HER BUT THANKS

Dove - posted on 05/14/2012

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Eating every 2-3 hours at that age is perfectly normal. So is eating more often. Your baby is eating like a normal baby.



As Medic says, you can try adding another ounce to the bottle, but PLEASE stop putting cereal in her bottle.



Hell, I'm in my 30's and even I eat every 2-4 hours. ;) Granted, it's not a liquid diet, but I'm also not an infant.

Medic - posted on 05/14/2012

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I would NEVER put cereal in the bottle because it is wasted calories and it can cause numerous health issues as well as choking. Your baby is acting hungry because SHE IS hungry. You can always try adding an ounce per feed. At 2.5 months they are no where near ready for any kind of actual food.

AMY - posted on 05/14/2012

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SHE IS BOTTLE FED. SHE NEVER THROWS UP OR SPITS UP. SHE DRINKS 3-4 OZ ATLEAST EVERY 2-3 HOURS. SOMETIMES SHE DONT WAIT THAT LONG. I STARTED PUTTING CEREAL IN HER BOTTLES TO HELP BUT SHE STILL ACTS LIKE SHE IS STARVING ALOT.

Amy - posted on 05/14/2012

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Could be going through a growth spurt, has he always acted this way or is it new? It would help to know if you're breastfeeding or bottle feeding. My daughter was breastfed and at night from 6-8:30 would cluster feed till bedtime.

Kelina - posted on 05/14/2012

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are they breast or bottlefed? chances are-because he or she is hungry all the time! I fed my son every two hours like clockwork and each feeding could take half an hour to an hour. my daughter prefered shorter more frequent feeds. If they're breastfed it could be that you're not producing enough milk. If bottlefed, are they throwing up at all after a feeding?

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