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A 22-year-old female asked:

increased appetite after period. is that normal?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Can be: Women describe lots of appetite and cravings associated with their period. Yours is also normal.
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: The hormonal fluctuations around the time of your period are significant. Many women have food cravings or an increased appetite during this time. Best wishes!
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Your hormone levels change dramatically just before your period and these changes can increase your appetite. Its normal and common. Chocolate is a favorite food during this time for many women. Best wishes!

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A member asked:

How do I know if my baby is hungry?

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Dr. Melissa Arca
Specializes in Pediatrics
Look for hunger cues: Babies are fairly adept at responding to hunger and if we pay attention, we can start recognizing their hunger cues. Waking, looking alert, lip smacking, making sucking motions, bringing hands to mouth, nuzzling against breast, and squirming are all signs your baby is ready to feed again. Crying is considered a late sign of hunger. Pretty soon, you'll have mastered your baby's hunger cues.
A 23-year-old member asked:

Is my baby overly hungry?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Probably not, as long as they are otherwise well. (this assumes that if you're breastfeeding, your milk supply is doing ok.) if they are growing well, happy, and otherwise healthy, babies are pretty good self-regulators. They will take what fills their growth demands. Some babies need more and all babies need more at certain times.
A member asked:

How do I know if my baby is hungry or tired?

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Dr. Victoria Acharya
Specializes in Pediatrics
Experience: Little babies will root, turning their head and opening their mouths in a movement of looking for the breast. Tired babies tend not to make eye contact. It never hurts to try a feed. As you get to know your baby and his or her cries, you will become adept and knowing if baby is tired or hungry.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What can I do to increase my baby's appetite?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not much: There is no potion to increasing a baby's appetite, in some cases in which a baby drinks excessively they will not eat an adequate amount of solid food. In those cases we reduce the amount of liquids.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for my baby's appetite to decrease once I start him on solid foods?

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Dr. Janesta Noland
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Your baby will take less milk as solid food increases. Most babies are taking milk every 3-4 hours at 6 months. By 9 months, babies are taking milk 3-4 times per day and at 1 year 2-3 times. Solids are generally more calorie-dense than milk, so babies continue to increase their calorie intake despite seeming to have a decreased appetite.

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