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is my baby eating too much?

I breastfeed her and I try the every 3 hours but she wants to eat every hour. I have gave her a couple 2 oz formula bottles to see maybe she isn't getting full from the breastmilk but she still seems hungrary in an hour after a formula bottle

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Asked by mommy102786 at 7:18 PM on May. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • how old is she?

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 7:18 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • How old is she? A newborn should demand feed for at least two weeks to establish milk supply before attempting a predictable schedule. Growth spurts can be expected around 3 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year. Not to mention their may be some in between, those are just the most common. During growth spurts it is perfectly normal for them to want to feed every hour for a day or two before going back on to their normal schedule.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:23 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • I'd say, if she wants to nurse every hour or so, then she probably should.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:30 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • Wanting to BF every hour is normal if she is little.

    Answer by Amber115 at 7:37 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • Breastfed babies eat very frequently, sometimes every hour. Most exclusively breastfed babies need to nurse a MINIMUM of 8-12 times in 24 hours. They will often "cluster" some feedings together.
    It is important that you feed "on demand" as that will ensure you have a good milk supply for your baby. Your baby will "tell" your body to make more milk by nursing more. If you try to set a schedule, your milk supply may not be enough.
    It is not uncommon for a well-fed breastfed baby to gulp down 2 ounces of formula. The bottle flows faster and they they must "swallow or drown" so to speak, so they will drink a bottle sometimes even if they are not hungry.
    Just keep feeding on demand and it will go great!

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 9:12 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • Feed on demand up until 4 months.

    Answer by LilyandEmmasMom at 4:12 PM on May. 30, 2009

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