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what are the causes of overfeeding infants

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
31 years experience Pediatrics
Overfeeding: If you baby is taking more than he/she needs, you will most likely see spitting up, irritability, and weight gain that is faster than expected. Some b ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
He awakens because: He's a "trained night feeder." healthy babies over 6 mos. Don't need night feeds, ; are old enough for learned behaviors. If you read to him, feed, ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Feeding: Children don't usually over feed . Try increasing solid content in comparison to the amount of liquid she is receiving
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Maybe/maybe not: Children modulate their own input and rarely overeat or undereat on their own volition. There are standard growth curves you could check your child's ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Frequency and Sx: By six months the number of ounces at each feeding has increased to 6 or 8 ounces per feed, but the frequency typically declines with age. How often ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
Not unusual: Not unusual for a 1 month old to to drink 125 ml. per feed. Typically if the baby is not spitting up a lot or irritable, it is OK. Your pediatrician m ... Read More
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A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No, first: check if you're diluting it right , and whether you are giving the right amount for his weight/expected weight. If he is crying for more, it means tha ... Read More
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
Talk to surgeon: Any change during the post-op period should be taken seriously. Have the surgeon on call paged to discuss with them what you are noticing or have her ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: By nature an infant will enjoy suckling and can feed continuously if offered. In general more than 15 min/side when breastfeeding has emptied the syst ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Feeding: Yes. You will know, because they usually spit part of it up. They don't have the ability to know when they're full, yet. Baby should only need to eat ... Read More

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