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Is it ok that my son fasts while I'm gone?

Posted by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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Well, he takes less than 6 oz (usually just 3-4 oz) when I have to work, which is from 7a-7p.
He also has to be cup fed since he won't take a bottle and just bites a sippy cup.
Is it normal for a babe to eat so little over 12 + hours?
He doesn't seem to nurse any more than usual after I get home.
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marihla
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:51 PM

As long as he IS eating and still gaining weight, he is fine. Babies will not starve themselves.

gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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It's actually called reverse cycling. VERY normal. They tank up when mom is there; they are VERY efficient at the breast!

Only wortry if you don't get enough dipes in 24 hours.

collinsmommy0
by Gold Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:07 PM
Normal.

I have a Collin, too!
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GremlinMom
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:12 PM
That's not fasting, its just not eating. If he's not losing weight or acting sickly then he's fine, he's made his choice lol. He prefers you, he knows your schedule, he's good.
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MamaToCollin
by Bronze Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:38 PM
He only knows how to gain weight :)
8 months old and over 20 lbs!
Maybe he does need to miss a meal LOL!


Quoting marihla:

As long as he IS eating and still gaining weight, he is fine. Babies will not starve themselves.


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MamaToCollin
by Bronze Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM
IMHO, Collins are the sweetest ;)


Quoting collinsmommy0:

Normal.



I have a Collin, too!

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marihla
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

lol he sounds perfectly fine to me, DD is 8 weeks and 14 pounds! Chunk.

Quoting MamaToCollin:

He only knows how to gain weight :)
8 months old and over 20 lbs!
Maybe he does need to miss a meal LOL!


Quoting marihla:

As long as he IS eating and still gaining weight, he is fine. Babies will not starve themselves.



newbabystarr09
by Silver Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Wow..He's doing great! my ds is 9 1/2 months and weights 18 lbs I would NOT say your DS needs to miss a meal but i will say there is no worry that he's staving 

Quoting MamaToCollin:

He only knows how to gain weight :)
8 months old and over 20 lbs!
Maybe he does need to miss a meal LOL!


Quoting marihla:

As long as he IS eating and still gaining weight, he is fine. Babies will not starve themselves.



sofia0587
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM
Yeah my dd did for the first few weeks but she would make up for it once I got home
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GE1
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Me too

Quoting collinsmommy0:

Normal.

I have a Collin, too!


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