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should I be worried?

My daughter is only a few weeks old but she eats like crazy! She eats about every two hours and has at least 4 oz if not more! When I went to the Dr. I was told that babies go through a growth spurt at about 10-20 days of age. She is now 25 days old and still eating a lot. This also causes her to spit up a lot too.
Is this something I should be worried about or not?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:17 AM on Jan. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • my dr. said some babies who had a low birth weight often eat more than normal weight babies. from my experience, it's kinda true cuz my friend's baby came out and eat a storm and her birth weight was kinda low. i think eating is better than not eating, but ask your dr. cuz you're going back for a check up soon right?

    Answer by KaydensMom99 at 7:28 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • If she wants to eat then feed her. IF she is spitting up a lot then you could be over feeding her, but that's the worst that will happen (as far as I know). Keep doing what you're doing, or try to introduce a pacifier if you haven't already. She might just have a strong sucking instinct.

    Answer by beckcorc at 7:28 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • if she spits up she then will be hungry. see if you can feed her a bit less then let her take a break. or just keep doing what your doing. my daughter spit up all of the time, she was also very gassy. i used gripe water and it worked very very well.

    Answer by Thalie at 7:32 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • ive tried to feed her less or give her a pacifer but she just screams till i feed her, so i just dont fight her on it....

    Answer by ArmyWifeNewMom at 7:46 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • I'm going through the same thing. My daughter is a month old and she eats 4oz every 2-4 hours...usually every two on the dot. My mom said I should give her cereal, and I was like WTF ARE YOU CRAZY?! lmao. Babies eat a lot, I guess.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 10:36 AM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • do u want ur baby to starve? r u gonna put her on a diet? my son eats 4 oz at a time and spits up a little but if hes hungry im gonna feed him. they eat nothing but liquid. they need a lot to grow up right

    Answer by Butterflysky_24 at 12:13 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • Thats very normal actually. My daughter ate more then that, she is as big as a 2 yo now. But she is really tall for her age too

    Answer by _Sammie_ at 12:39 AM on Jan. 28, 2009

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