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Not eating enough...

My seven week old usually eats around four ounces every three hours but I just switched him to soy about two weeks ago and he has been eating around two to three ounces at one feeding and about five other times. Do some baby's go through times when they are more hungry than others or should I be concerened?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:30 PM on May. 15, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • As long as your baby's eyes are bright and his soft spot isn't sunken in (signs of dehydration), his is fine.

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:35 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • Babies go through growth spurts at certain ages, and that's when they eat more. It sounds like he may have just come off of one at 5-6 weeks, which would explain the 'decrease' in the amount he's eating.

    As long as he's having a normal amount of wet diapers, doesn't appear to be dehydrated and his cry isn't weak, I'd say he's getting enough. Just feed him as much as he'll eat. :)

    Answer by .Peaches. at 8:17 PM on May. 15, 2009

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