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Am i over feeding DS?

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NannyJo Sun 10-Apr-05 10:29:39

DS is 6 months and started weaning 2 weeks ago. First week with just 1 meal he scoffed loads down so i put him to 2 meals this week he now takes about 15 mouthfuls on each meal. He still has 30 ozs of milk throught the day. when he took a bit more in the meals i was gonna drop 10.30pm feed.

Last 2 nights he has woken screaming several times (normally never ever wakes til 8 am)

Is he having too much?? could it be tummy pains at night?? When i picked him up in the night he soon settles but started again after only a few minutes. if it was pain i would have thought it would take longer to settle him.

Can anyone help please!

NannyJo Sun 10-Apr-05 11:02:07

anyone who can help?????

WideWebWitch Sun 10-Apr-05 11:03:49

I could be wrong but I don't think you can overfeed a baby, they usually stop when they're full. Could it be teeth? I'd have thought that was more likely. You could try Calpol/other painkiller and see if that settles him and if it does thne maybe it is pain waking him.

RTMTMML Sun 10-Apr-05 11:17:49

I'm with www. I don't think that you can over feed him. I think that it might be teeth. Try calpol for a couple of nights and see what happens. You can also feel his tummy when he wakes. If it's a little tight then it could be wind. Hope he's better soon and settles back to sleep.

Sent you an email btw.

donnacb Sun 10-Apr-05 17:59:50

hi my ds is the same he is five months old started weaning at 16 weeks. he also sometimes appears to be in pain. realised he was trying to poo as the change seems to make it more difficult. my ds on three feeds a day because hes hungry. just keep an eye on his face when hes crying and see. ds's facial expressions definately changed. I also have the same worries on over eating he eats about 8 ice cubes or a whole jar of hipp organics in one sitting. am breast feeding so have no idea how much milk he is getting. but gaining weight and happy apart from when pooing so assume were doing alright. good luck thisweaning lark is hard work

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