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My son is one month old

he has eaten two 4 oz bottle in a row and now is on his third..... I have tried to calm him by holding him changing him patting his back and what not pretty much everything. Have you ever had this problem? Do you see it as ok?
A little oinker?

(this is not a question that requires snotty remarks if you have any snotty remarks then you can keep it to your self!)

 
agriffinmom4

Asked by agriffinmom4 at 10:34 PM on Sep. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It might be gas, try some mylicon or gripe water. my newborn did this for a while, but it was just gas. generally the DR. will tell you to feed him till he's full which is OK but try to wait at least an hour, hour and a half between bottles. my son loves to be rocked and patted on the butt simultaneously. it really comforts them, you can try rocking his knees like the above lady suggested or lay him on his tummy across your knees and rub and pat his back. usually works! Good Luck! oh it also may be the formula! I used like 7 different ones before i settled on similac allumentum. works wonders! still have to supplement it with the mylicon sometimes.
    Jachaismommie

    Answer by Jachaismommie at 1:10 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • try giving him a warm bath, or at least wash his face and neck with warm water, throw his clothes in the dryer get them warm (not too hot) then swaddle him and burp, rock, walk, hope he calms down for you
    wyattgrace

    Answer by wyattgrace at 10:46 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • From my experience...if they are hungry, they will eat; if they aren't hungry, they won't eat. So if he's still eating, he's hungry. I'd feed him to his little heart's content and contact his Pediatrician on Tuesday.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 10:37 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • sometimes babies get their needs mixed up...I bet he is more tired than hungry....reflux hurt can hurt if he over fills and splashes up...you might not see him barf....
    surfcitymom

    Answer by surfcitymom at 10:39 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • I too am guessing he is more tired than hungry at this point. My son will do this sometimes, and I just stop feeding, swaddle him up, give him his pacifier and rock him to sleep. He'll sleeeeeeeeep!!

    KairisMama

    Answer by KairisMama at 10:44 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • Try swaddling and running the vac. at t he same time. Works great!!! Swaddling and giving a binky works well too!!!
    rileymommy

    Answer by rileymommy at 11:01 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • Might be a growth spurt but I am guessing his main need by this point is comfort.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 11:18 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • He just needs comfort.
    soccerfanatic7

    Answer by soccerfanatic7 at 11:20 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • If he's eating and gets fussy when he's not then he most likely has gas. Children often mistake gas pains and rumbles for hunger and beg to eat. Lay him on his back and gently rock his knees to and from his chest. That will help move the gas and release it from his body. You can also lay him on your lap straight out and pat his back. Or tuck his knees under him on his stomach and pat his back. Those work as well. A warm bath also helps.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:25 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • I would try a pacifier in place of the bottle after the second bottle. And wait an hour before giving him another. soothing music, rocking, or maybe even a warm bath might help sooth him down. Either way, good luck, I know cranky babies aren't much fun sometimes. (trust me, I'm dealing with one right now, lol).
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:23 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

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