2 month old eating every hour to hour and half

Nancy - posted on 08/10/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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How do I get my baby to eat more at meals and eat less often? He is 8 weeks old. He is just getting over a horrible case of thrush during which he ate 24-28 oz a day every 2 hours except for one 3 hour spacing at night. He is clearly so much better because he is eating a lot more. I'm so happy he is feeling better, but my doctor says I should be able to get him to eat more at each meal. Mind you, he is and has been gaining 2oz a day in weight. Any suggestions?

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Lise - posted on 09/11/2012

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Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it. It may be frustrating for you, but healthier for him. You know how we're always hearing it's healthier to eat small meals frequently, 6 small meals versus 3 big ones? Same thing goes for babies. Big bottles can stretch out their tummies. My dd took bottles with expressed milk while I worked, and took 2-2.5 oz bottles.

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