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My 2 month old son wants to eat 6oz of formula every 2 hours! is this normal? if not what can i do to help him go longer in between feedings?

Plz no bashing because i dont breast fed him!

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:24 PM on Nov. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • That actually sounds about right. Is your son growing well and at an appropriate weight? If so, then I wouldn't worry about it!

    Answer by justluvinmyson at 7:30 PM on Nov. 27, 2009

  • Feed on demand. Mine were taking 8oz every 2 hours at that age!

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 8:05 PM on Nov. 27, 2009

  • My son has always eaten on demand, since he came home we have been about 3-4 hours between bottles, you can try putting rice cereal in his bottles to make him go longer between bottles or try the AR formula, its thicker and may hold him longer. you can mix 1 tablespoon to every 2 oz of formual, (so u can use the same scoop, add scoop per scoop of formula) my son has been sleeping thru the night since he was about 5 weeks old, so it may help with that too. GOOD LUCK.

    Answer by GsMomma61909 at 9:09 PM on Nov. 27, 2009

  • This is normal, my daughter was always like this. She is six months now and taking 7oz every 3-4 hours. But she has always been one to eat every 2 hours. Best to feed on demand. Your baby will let you know when they are full or not.

    Answer by Tiffany237 at 9:35 PM on Nov. 27, 2009

  • He's about the right age for a growth spurt. Feed him as much as he wants, as often as he wants - as long as he's not spitting or vomiting it all back up. If he's happy and content, leave him go. Do NOT put rice cereal in his bottle though, please!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:01 PM on Nov. 27, 2009

  • You can't force your baby to go longer between feedings...they can't help but to be hungry that often because they are on a liquid diet and so of course it goes through them faster.

    Answer by JessnJesse3 at 1:59 AM on Nov. 28, 2009

  • Feed them when they are hungrey they can't help it..

    Answer by MamasAngelPie at 3:05 PM on Nov. 29, 2009

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