what food can I feed my 3 month old baby

Siethati - posted on 01/27/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 3 month baby , dose not get full on breastmilk only , what can I give her

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Amy - posted on 01/27/2013

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Formula or breastmilk is all that is reccommended till 6 months. If you baby still appears hungry then continue feeding her. My daughter used to cluster feed at night and was practically attached to the breast from 7-9 at night. Your little one could be going through a growth spurt and the only way your body will produce more is if you continue to feed on demand.

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Samara - posted on 04/12/2013

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Definitely listen to the recommendations in the other posts. It is very important that you wait until the baby is at least 6 months old to prevent him/her from developing food allergies. More importantly, their bodies are not able to digest & handle foods properly until then. Their bodies need that time to develop internally and to be ready to eat those foods. Please stick to breast milk or formula ONLY even if it means feeding on demand & more often.

Samara - posted on 01/31/2013

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Feed her more often because you can't feed her anything else until she is at least 4 months old and preferably 6 months. You might be able to supplement with some formula but no cereal or foods this early. At 4 months you can slowly start to introduce some foods little by little (starting with baby cereal) and one at a time but to prevent future allergies its even better to wait until they are 6 months old.

Christine - posted on 01/27/2013

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Three months is a very common age for a growth spurt and they can be very difficult! My almost five month old was sleeping through the night at about 14 weeks old, sleeping about 7-8 hours a night and then all of a sudden about two weeks ago he started waking three times a night! Our babysitter also told me one day he ate almost every hour! My husband and I work full time and have a 2.5 year old so we were absolutely exhausted! This went on for almost 2 weeks and everyone kept telling me to give him rice cereal but I was apprehensive because the recommended age is 6 months before starting the baby cereal, I decided to wait it out and see if it was just a growth spurt. He finally went back to his normal schedule without any rice cereal being given yet and a few nights ago his first tooth broke through and now he's totally fine. So it appears that he either did have a growth spurt or it was just his tooth! It really depends on how long you say your baby isn't getting full, if this was something that just started then like the previous poster said feed the baby as often as they are hungry which is very important during a growth spurt because your babys schedule and frequency of feeding is preparing your body to have enough milk supply for their larger appetite. If you were to lets say skip some of the extra feedings your baby has been demanding and giving a bottle or rice cereal instead then your body isn't going to get the signal that it needs to start producing more milk. I would definitely wait 2 weeks before making any decisions about supplementing because it could just turn out to be a growth spurt or some other developmental milestone. I have also heard that a baby knows if its body is trying to fight off a possible cold or other illness and they will want to nurse more as well to get the immunities.

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