My 5 week old has acted completely insatiable lately - he is never full! We fed him 6 oz. at 6pm, 4oz at 8pm, and then he took 5oz every 4 hours through the night. Is anybody else's baby like this? I don't want to overfeed him and make him sick, but he acts like he's never been fed before. My friends can't believe that he eats that much, and tells me he shouldn't be... but he rarely throws up. My mom and my MIL said they gave their baby boys rice cereal at 5 weeks because they were having the same problem, but I'm nervous about it. Any advice or tips from experience? How much is/are your babies eating? TIA! :)
First thing, you can't over feed a baby. Second, are your friends Drs? A baby will eat when he / she is hungry . Yes, my baby is "like this" too and It's also very normal for a baby to eat every 4 hours. It's also very old school to think putting rice in a bottle at that age is the best but it's not. Call your pedi. and they will reassure you. Last thing, if you "over feed" him / her the baby will just spit it back up.