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Hungry Baby?(6 Posts)
Our little boy is starting to drink more and more milk lately, hes gone from 7is ozs to about 10-11 ozs and i still looking for more after that. He usually goes 6 hours in between feeds, but atm im making him his usual 7ozs but then not even an hour later her will devour another 4-5ozs.
He is 3 months old on the 27th of this month, I have read that baby porridge can help fill them up, but just wanted some opinions about it first (I cant get a hold of my health visitor or midwife, thats why im asking here, I will of course try to get a hold of one of them)
I’m no expert by any means but my understanding is milk only until 6 months. I don’t think their digestive systems are ready for anything else until then
Six hours in between feeds sounds like a long time to me (especially in the daytime). Maybe try increasing the frequency you offer him food?
Our babies have the same birth day (🎉🍰) and mine feeds every 3-4 hours in the day and longest spell is 6 hours overnight
Thanks for the advice I can try give him more bottles during the day, he used to be on 3 hourly feeds, then he moved to 4 then 5 and now 6. But he follows the same pattern, so if he goes 6 hours during the day then he goes 6 hours during the night, im hoping he will stay at 6 hours during the night if i bring him back to every 4 hours.
Only thing is, when he is hungry I know coz he starts sucking on his dummy either really fast or really hard so I know he is ready for a bottle, he rarely cries for one during the day, unless he is super super hungry. I never not give him a bottle, so if he cries for one, I will give him one I would never leave him just because it hasn't been the 6 hours yet. Just worried that he isn't getting enough & I don't want to over feed.
If a baby is truly hungry, they need calories. There are way more calories in milk than any food you'd give a tiny baby and at such an age it's way too risky. Moving to solids, surprisingly, isn't about hunger alone. It's about maturity. A baby needs to be able to sit up, chew, move food round their mouth, swallow it etc. And first foods usually don't have a lot of calories. It's a developmental stage more than a response to hunger.
It might be a growth spurt, thirst given it's slightly warmer, teething, sensory, comfort etc.
Definitely too little for anything other than milk.
If you truly think your LO is hungry, I'd try offering more feeds in the day. 6 hours is an extremely long time to go between feeds at 3 months, especially now the weather is warming up. I'd offer a bottle at least every 4 hours in the day
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