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Can you overfeed new babies? Some days my three week old feeds every hour and a half or so but then other days she goes back to every three hours! Is this normal and is feeding her that often going to hurt her in anyway? Thanks

Posted by Jay, 8/7/2013

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  • Babies will vomit up whatever they don’t need.


  • Having just welcomed my first grandchild into the world, I find myself wondering this, especially because he’s bottle fed. He is suffering some tummy discomfort and I worry when they feed him more to help settle him. He’s doubled his birth weight in just a month, the gorgeous little chubba


  • No! I firmly believe you cannot over feed new babies,Mary know when they have had enough and when to stop. I think it’s the same when they’re older, as long as you offer healthy meal times and limit junk food, I don’t think you can over feed older babies/toddlers either. They have an inbuilt system that tells them they are full


  • Absolutely yes!!


  • If breastfeeding its almost impossible to over feed because of the way breast milk is made up. If they snack, they get ore of the watery low calorie milk and in warmer weather its totally normal for a breastfed baby to want to feed more often as they get thirsty


  • How did you go? :)


  • I was told it was impossible to overfeed as if they had too much they would ‘give it back’ (vomit).


  • I don’t think you can. They will eat when they are hungry.


  • What did you end up doing?


  • We fed the baby when ever she wanted to be fed


  • I have always been guided the baby, they’ll tell you everything you need to know.


  • No , you can’t over feed them.


  • I agree, you can not overfeed a breast fed baby.


  • I agree with Lynzstevo you can not overfeed a breastfed baby, I let my baby feed when every she wanted to


  • I was told you can NOT overfeed a breastfed baby, but you can overfeed a bottle fed one. She’s a growing girl, let her feed to her hearts content!


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