3 month old sleeps through the night but wants to eat all day...?

Brittany - posted on 02/21/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son just recently started sleeping through the night. When he awakes in the morning he's hungry so I feed him, change him, and all that good stuff... after all of that he acts like he is still hungry. He eats 6 ounces at every feeding. Is it possible that he would want more to eat in the a.m. because he slept all night? I don't wanna over feed and have a baby that's throwing up everywhere.

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Kate CP - posted on 02/21/2012

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The only rule you need to know when it comes to babies is this:



If they're hungry, feed them.

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Brittany - posted on 02/23/2012

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Thanks for all of your comments!! He's now eating 8 ounces and come to find out he's also been teething!

Gwen - posted on 02/23/2012

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If he is acting hungry, feed him. As pp said, babies do not typically eat if they are not hungry. You are really lucky to have a baby who sleeps so well. I say if the trade-off for a good night's sleep is lots of daytime feedings...go for it!!

September - posted on 02/22/2012

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It could be that he just wants more food because he's hungry. I would up it to 8 oz and see if that satisfies him. 3 months is also a growth spurt phase so he may want more food for that reason as well. A baby will not overeat so no worries there.

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3 months is a typical age to go through a growth spurt. Thats probably why hes eating more now. I wouldn't worry about over feeding him, as long as you take his cues and stop when hes full he'll be fine.

Chrystal - posted on 02/21/2012

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He's probably hitting a growth spurt they tend to start eating more a few days before one starts. I noticed with both my kids that they tended to eat more in the morning and as the day went by bottles spaced out further that may also be a reason.

Tam - posted on 02/21/2012

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Babies don't tend to overeat unless there's something medically wrong, and it's rare even then.



Around 2-3 months is when they hit their first growth spurts. Eating more is normal, as is sleeping through the night if you are so lucky as to have a little one that cooperates like that.

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