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Is it normal for a 1month old to want to eat more often and more formula. She was on 3 sometimes 4oz now she wants 5oz. and it seems like she wants it every 1 and half or two hours. The doctor said if she will take it then its fine. it just seems to quick to eat and she gets so fussy, eating her fingers so I know shes hungry because she def has no problem taking it...

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:28 AM on Dec. 4, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • Babies on formula usually do require increasing amounts of it over time. I agree with the doctor, if she is hungry, not spitting up and doesn't show any signs that it could be just gas or an upset tummy let her eat all she wants.

    Answer by Slinkee at 11:29 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • shes little if she wants it and takes it then feed it to her. babys go through growth spurts where they eat more at a time and more often she will slow down again and then go back to eating all the time.

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 11:30 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • I agree with slinkee, not all babies are the same. Just like we adults they have different eating habits and portion preference.

    Answer by Geminus at 11:34 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Try giving her a little rice cereal with her formula it will help.

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 11:44 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • shes only a month old though. I thought your suppose to wait until there atleast 4 months for the cereal...

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Probably just a growth spurt. with breastfeeding kids with cluster feed to build the supply. It's probably the same principle with formula. And yes, try to avoid cereal unless the doc OKs it. She is a little young.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:22 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • That sounds like colic....Fussy and wanting to eat all the time and more than usual. Feed her a little bit, see if she keeps it down and if shes still fussing, then feed a little more. This will pass.

    Answer by momofsaee at 1:20 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

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