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Eating to much

my 4 1/2 month old eats 6 oz every 1 1/2 to 2 hours when shes awake which is majority of the day,and as you all know formula is not cheap she has gone through almost 10 cans of formual and it hasnt quite been a month yet i mean i just got 10 can on the 10th off last month and i dont get anymore till the 10th of this month and i had to buy 2 additional cans of formual.I mean she can sit up a little on her own so ive tried giving her some baby applesauce with rice cereal in it to help keep her full and she only ate a 4 oz bottle.was it ok that i gave her that.No bashing please and thank you

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alaina_20

Asked by alaina_20 at 7:40 PM on Sep. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • did her dr okay it?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:43 PM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • id ask her doc......maybe try 4 oz of formula with cereal.....or try giving her baby foodand a bottle with cereal.....my son started cereal and baby food at 4 months.....but his doc okayed it....talk to you babies doc...theyll tell you what to do
    Mamaof2boys0709

    Answer by Mamaof2boys0709 at 7:50 PM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • ususally at four months babies start cereal. At first just mix it with water or a little formula/breastmilk. Since your baby is eating so frequently, it seems that she is ready to try some cereal. Once she has mastered really thin rice ceral, thicken it little by little. Then you can add a little fruit or veggie to it. Remember, only introduce a new food every 3-5 days to check for allergies. At first she will have ceral once a day. In a few weeks, you can up that to twice.

    When you give her a bottle are you doing it b/c she is crying or becauseit is your scedule? A 4 month old should eat every 3 to 4 hours. Try to strech the time out between. Add 15 minutes longer each day. Watch for signs that she hungrey....we dont want her eating too much. Msg me if you have anymore questions. Im happy to help!
    crazy4u49033

    Answer by crazy4u49033 at 7:50 PM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • my daugther was the same here its is fine
    keithamy06

    Answer by keithamy06 at 7:55 PM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • one mistake all mommies make is as soon as baby cries they shove a bottle in their mouth assuming they are hungry when thats far from it,hold her a lot play with her alot and bathe her so she can be soothed and ready to nap for a few hours,she might be a little cranky for a few days but she'll adjust to her new pattern.not only is it bad because its too much milk but she will built security when it come to food,reason why i say this is because my own friend did this and her kid drank and drank bottle after bottle (sometime i think its because it didnt cost her any WIC) but when her kid got older and she ran out of formula and she had to pay she moved on to kool-aid and juices instead of cutting him down.im not saying thats what is gonna happen with your little baby but it can so just cut her back slowly.ask your doctor how many onces she can drink in a day,you also dont want her to get contipated because of it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • Nothing should be replacing her formula yet. Mine were taking 8oz every 2 hours, so to me she's not taking that much.

    If she's hungry, feed her. We went through 12-13 cans of powder a month.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 8:22 PM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • You had to buy 2 cans of formula out of pocket .. 2 cans! That's not that much. WIC is meant to be supplementary, NOT to entirely feed your baby. The 10 cans is not meant to totally feed her. And don't start on rice cereal -- with that much formula.. rice cereal is probably just going to constipate her horribly. Try oatmeal or start on something healthier like avacado or s. potato if you do intend to start solids.

    How many oz. is she eating per day? 32 - 35? What is her weight gain like? What are her bowel movements like? Does she make chewing motions when you are eating? Does she reach for your food? Can she stand assisted or sit very well, not "sortof", with assistance?

    Your doc will probably tell you to go ahead and start her on solids if she's eating more than 35 oz, gaining weight normally, no issues with BM's, making chewing motions, reaching for your food, and can sit very well with help!
    JamesAndMe

    Answer by JamesAndMe at 12:28 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • my son did the same exact thing. i had to change his eating pattern, try feeding 8 oz. every 3-4 hours, and start with the original cereal not in the formula,make sure its soft enough for her to eat, this is when babys learn to practice "chewing" but do it once a day with about 4oz of milk on the side to fill her up. then 8 oz during regular eating times. if she starts wanting more add about two spoon fulls of cereal to her formula 8oz. just to hold her out until the next feeding. 3-4 hours later. the cereal in the formula will make her fill fuller than just regular formula.
    arttiger86

    Answer by arttiger86 at 1:19 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

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