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Why does my newborn eat so much?

i will feed him n like 20 mins later he will be crying for more like i havent feed him n days is that normal?

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Asked by biancaj1991 at 7:35 PM on Oct. 24, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Totally normal. They eat often because their stomachs are so tiny.

    Answer by AF4life at 7:36 PM on Oct. 24, 2011

  • I totally agree with AF4life. Their stomachs are very small so they need to be fed often. You can offer a little more at a feeding and see if that helps too.

    And if you think he's always eating, just wait until he's 13. It's not pretty. My oldest grew 2 inches in the past 6 weeks.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 7:57 PM on Oct. 24, 2011

  • Sounds pretty normal, especially if you are breastfeeding.

    Answer by DigiScrapperMom at 8:41 PM on Oct. 24, 2011

  • They have VERY small stomachs and especially if you are breastfeeding everything is digested VERY quickly. Until they are a few months old it will seem like they are eating constantly.

    Answer by aeneva at 9:19 PM on Oct. 24, 2011

  • Totally normal! His tummy is little and he is adjusting your milk supply to what he needs. Just feed on demand and it will get easier.

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 11:24 PM on Oct. 24, 2011

  • its normal, newborns eat very often, because there so little

    Answer by cutieroxy247 at 10:53 AM on Oct. 25, 2011

  • normal and tiring!! lol my 2 bfers ate every 30 mins for 30 mins for the first 3 months,,, i swore i was gonna get bed sores on my bum!!!!

    Answer by 2boysmommy.js at 1:07 PM on Oct. 26, 2011

  • Newborn = eating pooping crying machine whose job is to drive you mad! Notice that there's nothing in that definition about sleeping or looking cute. **grin**

    He's normal!

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:39 AM on Oct. 27, 2011

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