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my son is 3 moths he will be 4 moths on the 24 th of this moth whats a safe amount to feed at a time .

sorry im a first time mom oh and he has the baby acid reflas thing to . plz help

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lette24

Asked by lette24 at 3:50 PM on Sep. 16, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Are you asking how much formula to feed at a time? If so, only give as much as will satisfy him. Try 2 or 3 oz and see if he is fine afterwards. He may need an ounce more, if so, give it.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:51 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Have you talked to your pediatrician? A lot of them recommend waiting on solids until 6 months.
    If yes, just start small with maybe an ounce at a feeding (I think a small jar is 2 or 3 oz of food) and go from there. I wouldn't do more than one meal a day, and if your son seems to handle it well you can bump it up to the whole jar. Start with yellow/orange veggies and introduce them one at a time, waiting about a week before introducing a new one, to make sure that your son doesn't have any allergies. Then move to green veggies, then to fruit. The idea is that introducing them to veggies first will help keep them from being quite so adamant about not eating them later on.
    BaileynMe

    Answer by BaileynMe at 3:53 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • ya thats what i mean well i give him 6 oz now and some times he acts like hes still hungry
    lette24

    Comment by lette24 (original poster) at 3:53 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • If he is sick with acid reflux you need to ask the doctor. Dr William Sears says to give half as much twice as often.


    http://www.parenting.com/article/Baby/Care/Ask-Dr-Sears-Coping-With-Babys-Acid-Reflux


     

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 3:55 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • If you are talking about food..DON"T. Wait until he can sit up unassisted and give him small bites of food on his tray and let him feed himself. DO NOT give baby rice cereal or jars or any food before 6 months. You can skip those altogether.


    http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/babyledweaning.htm

    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:55 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • If he is acting like he needs more. Try giving him another oz or two and see if that helps. I would only do that when he seems to want more.
    Raeann11

    Answer by Raeann11 at 3:56 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • 6 oz is alot...and if he is spitting it up and acting hungry still, he may not be hungry, he may have an upset tummy and that is mistaken for hunger.

    Do what Gaill said. Feed him less formula per bottle, but, more often.....like 3 ounces every 2 hours instead of 6 every 4hours.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:57 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • ok thank u everyone
    lette24

    Comment by lette24 (original poster) at 4:00 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Our son was a chowhound!!!!!!! At 3/4 mos we started him on straight formula. I would feed him 6 oz and he would need more!!
    qustnmrk28

    Answer by qustnmrk28 at 4:11 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • I would do as stated above.. Feed him less at each feeding, and more often. The Dr can also steer you in the right direction as to what formula might be better. Are you sure there is no allergy to the formula doing the exorcist?? And has the Dr determined that it is definitely acid reflux?? If so, he should be advising you as to what to do for it. Otherwise, spitting up is normal, I would not introduce food at all until the baby is older even tho' many others do so when babies are even younger. It really does not make them sleep better (that is an old wives tale, so don't buy into that one). Actually, a baby is born as long as they are gaining weight to live off of breast milk and formula for the 1st whole year. If your baby is gaining weight well, I wouldn't worry too much about the spit ups, but if the weigh starts to drop, start asking for more professional help from your Dr or an infant nutritionist. Good Luck.
    Anidawehiwahya

    Answer by Anidawehiwahya at 7:04 PM on Sep. 16, 2010

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