My 3 week old wants to eat every 2 hours day and night

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Danielle - posted on 04/13/2012

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Yes, it is absolutely normal. Babies go through a growth spurt at 3 weeks old and 3 months old, where they want to eat constantly.

Laura - posted on 12/11/2011

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Very normal! I went through the exact same with our daughter! She is now 15 months old and continues to have a very healthy appetite!! xx

Cierra - posted on 02/16/2010

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my son ate like crazy! he would eat 4 oz every 2 hours from the time he was 1 week old! so yes its ok

Anna - posted on 02/16/2010

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Newborns eat every 1 1/2 to 3 hours. Expect this to get more manageable around 6-8 weeks.

Jessica - posted on 02/16/2010

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Oh yes, that is completly normal. A newborn Baby will eat every few hours and continue to do so for a few months.

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Nicole - posted on 04/14/2012

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Yes and it continues even as they get older. I have a 5 yr old boy who eats alot, esp during a growth spurt, which seems like an almost every day thing. He can eat breakfast at 8 and by 9-930 hes ready to eat again.

Sunshine11 - posted on 12/11/2011

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Yes this is normal, nurse on demand. The stronger the sucking reflex gets then you will notice a little bit of a spacing in between you feedings.

Michelle - posted on 02/16/2010

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Totally normal, as my daughter was like that. She was a pain at bringing up wind after though. She was a greedy baby so yes itstotally normal.x

Crystina - posted on 02/16/2010

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My son ate all the time and the doc said it was normal, but as they get older they will not have to eat so often

Jaymie-Lee - posted on 02/16/2010

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Yes, my son did that to sometimes every hour, he is now 6 weeks and during the day eats every 2-4 hours but at night he can go 4-5.
Good luck & congratulations.

Kate - posted on 02/16/2010

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Yes! Newborn babies need to eat every 2 to 3 hours. Gradually they will start going a little longer between feedings at night, but may keep eating every 2 hours during the day for many months! Just watch your baby's hunger cues, feed him when he's hungry, and don't worry about what's normal because every baby is different.

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