7 month old still wanting to eat every 3 hours

User - posted on 03/06/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




Is it normal for my 7 month old wanting to eat (nursing) every 2.5-3 hours? I have started her on solids at 5.5 months so I figured she would drink less. I'm afraid she's going to be chubby. She weighs 19lbs 5 oz . Is it normal for 7 month babies to want to nurse as frequently?


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Christiine - posted on 03/07/2012




are u bottle feeding and breat feeding if so my doctor told me try give water or baby not getting enough i breast fed my second for 2 months til my milk total stoped coming in for no reason

Miriam - posted on 03/06/2012




yes very normal. my 13 month old twins still have a bottle every 3-4 hours and eat 2-3 times a day and are not chubby. they weigh 24 and 25 lbs. feed the child she's hungry dont worry about being chubby at this point.

Jessica - posted on 03/06/2012




At 7 months I was nursing my daughter at least 6 if not 10 times in a 24 hour period. She is now 10 months and I'm starting to cut back as I have to go back to work in a month, but she would still nurse 6 or 7 times a day if I let her (I've cut her back to 5 or 6). It's as much comfort as food. I enjoy the cuddle time, and I know I'll miss it when I start back to work! Enjoy your baby! :)

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