in the evening my 3mo old son starts stacking his feedings and i'm not sure why. he eats on avg every three hours throughout the day (4-5oz). but then at about 5pm he eats a full feeding (4-5oz), then again 1-1 1/2 hrs later, then again 1-1 1/2 hrs later, etc until 9-9:30 when he falls asleep for the first half of the night. keep in mind he's eating FULL feedings each of those times (4-5oz). its not a growth spurt... this has been going on for weeks. and he refuses to eat more than 5oz at a time or go more than 3hrs between feedings. do any of your babies do this? any advice on how to stop him from eating so much in the evening? i know they say babies cant over eat...but this is starting to worry me a little. lots of people are telling me to add rice to his bottle (or just try it by spoon) to help him stay full longer during that time but i'm not sure i want to do that (PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ME A LECTURE ON HOW YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO GIVE INFANTS RICE CEREAL! ive read LOTS about that)
Asked by Anonymous at 2:09 AM on Jun. 25, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)
That sound a lot like my son and how he was at 12 weeks (3 months). I would put him in his bouncy chair and spoon feed him a very small amount of cereal. I made the cereal runny like formula. When he was done with the cereal I would give him a normal bottle. I did this as dinner and I would do it at what was our dinner time. At first it was awkward, but within 5 nights he got it and was doing fine with it being on a spoon.
As time moved on I would do this 2 times an day and finally 3 times a day. By the time he was 6 months he was eating cereal with a spoon 3 times a day and that's when I started to add veggies and fruits.
DS, near 12 weeks had a well check the Dr told me: The baby is healthy, growing, and happy, your doing fine. You know your baby and you know if they need more food. etc. The Dr even wanted to know how DS was handling the spoon. With DD it was the same deal but it started when she was 4 months.
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