5 month old feeding concerns

Tracy - posted on 08/20/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




For the past couple of days, my lo has been eating less than usual. He has been typically been eating 5-6oz bottles a day with a little cereal at breakfast and a little at dinner. Now for the past 3 days, he is only taking in around 24 oz. I am not sure if this is normal but it sorta concerns me. I don't know if it's due to him teething or just a phase or maybe even naturally losing a bottle a day. Any advice??


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Sara - posted on 08/25/2009




I think it's normal...as long as he's eating between 24-32 ounces a day (and some babies many have less or more, that's just a general rule at 5 months) he is fine. Mine went through a weird phase like that too. If he's teething, that may very well be the reason. But, I don't think you have anything to worry about!

Kathryn - posted on 08/25/2009




i am having the same issue at the moment my lttle girl is five months and started to cut down on her feeds. she is happy in her self and is having a litle bit of breakfast and little bit of dinner.

Jennifer - posted on 08/23/2009




I have a little boy the same age, and he does the same some times. It has alot to do with the ceral! its made to make them fuller. So i dont think there is anything to worrie about!
Good luck!

Christy - posted on 08/22/2009




I wouldn't worry, my kids always fluctuated on eating habits. I think it's normal when there growing. Just as long as there's no difference in there activity.

Jennifer - posted on 08/21/2009




mines bout the same age, he drinks more some days and less other days. i tnk its normal when theyre still getting used to baby food and being spoon fed. they do drink a lil less eventually. just watch he doesnt get dehydrated. if his pee or skin changes color at all, call the doc. theyll prob tell you to do pedilyte for a cpl days. i tnk your ok tho, theyre so up and down the first yr!

Bridget - posted on 08/20/2009




I have noticed that just before and just after they go through a growth spurt, their eating declines. Things always seem to regulate though. If his eating declines much more than what it has, you might want to call your doctor, but for now... I would just relax. So long as he is still wanting to play and isn't lethargic, I wouldn't worry.

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