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Can you overfeed a ff baby?

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seasister Wed 22-Dec-10 18:26:52

Exactly that...and if you can, how do you know? If they take the food and keep it down, aren't they hungry?

QueenofDreams Wed 22-Dec-10 18:31:59

might help

seasister Wed 22-Dec-10 18:40:50

yes, interesting thanks Queen of Dreams, but doesn't say if you can overfeed ff baby

QueenofDreams Wed 22-Dec-10 18:52:51

Well yes you can overfeed a FF baby because theyhave no choice but to gulp down what's in the bottle. they're drinking more milk than they need because they'll choke if they don't swallow what's going into their mouth.

this is why it's important to recognise your child's signals that they've had enough

mousesma Wed 22-Dec-10 20:56:01

You can overfeed a formula fed baby but it is much less likely to happen if you FF on demand and watch your baby for signs that they are full instead of trying to make them finish the bottle.

It is the method of feeding i.e. using a bottle that makes it easy to overfeed so there is just as much danger of overfeeding if you use EBM in a bottle.

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