Baby is drinking too much milk!

Zahiry - posted on 07/15/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )




I am concerned my baby is drinking too milk. He is 8 weeks old and is drinking 5oz every 3hours or so. Also at night i started putting a little rice cereal in his last night feeding so that he can sleep longer. I am going back to work soon and i am like a zombie at this point so my mom recommended it to help me out. But i still think he is drinking too much and he's crying after every feeding!!


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Dove - posted on 07/15/2016




Stop putting rice cereal in his bottle. He might need the milk, but if you think he might be drinking too much you could try giving him less ounces, more often. If he's still crying after he eats... he could potentially have reflux or another digestive problem.

My son was breastfed, so ounces are totally unknown... but sometimes he would nurse 3 times in the same hour. He had reflux and nursing was his comfort.

Ev - posted on 07/15/2016




First, he may be more hungry and need the extra milk now. Some kids do take more at 8 weeks. As they grow the need for a little more milk is needed. Also you should not be adding rice cereal to his last bottle at night. Food this early can cause digestion problems later on in the child. It is not even recommended until 6 months to start foods with a baby. And it is expected for him to be up and down all night long for extra feedings because he is hungry and growing.

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