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how do i get my 9 weeks old son to eat more?

all he eats is 2-3 oz per 3-4 hrs...he refuses to take the bottle and he very fussy when it comes to feeding time...seems like he doesnt like or want to eat....does anyone have the same problem as i do, if so how did u get your child to eat?? Im worry that he wont get the proper nutrition that he needs....

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Asked by Ms.TM at 2:43 PM on Oct. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Let him eat what he wants hun. Don't force milk down his throat. He is receiving the amount that he is comfortable with. No need to worry.

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 2:44 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • maybe he's content?

    Answer by MommyAppelseed at 2:46 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Will he eat sooner- like every 2-3 hours instead of 3-4? Perhaps he is too hungry and fussy by feeding time? Otherwise I wouldn't push it as long as he is gaining weight ok.

    Answer by MaryMW at 2:47 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Babies are supposed to eat very little very often. It is NOT in any way normal to eat a HUGE bottle and be content for hours on end. His stomach is no bigger than his fist. So, 2 ounces is probably enough to too much for his stomach. He shouldn't EAT more than a couple ounces MAX.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:48 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • You don't. Unless you like the thought of cleaning spitup. **grin** What he's taking is a normal amount. COUNT DIPES. 6-8 changes per day means he's getting enough.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:56 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • What is the total he eats daily? His tummy is still very small and if he only has room for 2-3 oz that's ok as long as he gets 24-32oz total per day. Also, counting the 6-8 wet diapers is a good way to judge is he's getting enough.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 4:35 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

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