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Can you over-feed a breast fed baby?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:17 PM on Jun. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (6)
  • No. Your baby will stop nursing when he/she is full. they will either let go or change the style of their suck so that they aren't getting any more

    Answer by logansmommy711 at 1:53 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • Omg I just learned about this last night in childbirth class! No you cannot. Their sucking will change when they are full to almost like a pacifier suck.

    Answer by Ash9724 at 1:18 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • no the baby will naturally know to unlatch once full. sometimes it can feel like you're overfeeding your baby if you have a crazy let-down lol, but you're not =)

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 1:18 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • I don't think so, you're baby let's you know whe he/she is hungry. You know when you're child is full. My son never ate that much because he was tongue tied, but my daughter on the other hand eats a lot. Just be thankful you're able to nurse!

    Answer by mommy2joeynabby at 1:19 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • Nope you cannot...let baby eat.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 1:20 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • The only way is if you are exclusively pumping... because a baby can actually take too much pumped breastmilk... but this is rare, considering how much trouble most pumping moms have trouble keeping up.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 1:41 PM on Jun. 11, 2009