A 32-year-old member asked:
can it be possible for you to overfeed a 6 week old baby boy?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Cindy Williams answered
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 every 3-4 hours. Remember that they aren't necessarily hungry, every time they cry.
Answered on Aug 8, 2014
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: Understand that babies love to suck on things because their lips have pleasure sensors that activate and give them joy at any time. Hunger is separate and occurs when they are empty.Babies also do not understand sleep until into their 2nd yr. They fuss at you when tired because it works sometimes to make them feel better.If you feed on schedule and not because they fuss, you don't overfeed them.
Answered on Dec 30, 2017
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