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How Often Should My 3 Month Old Eat
Only liquid food: A 3-month old baby eats only liquid food, called breast milk. If for some reason, the mother cannot produce breast milk, she can feed the baby a liquid food called baby formula. Solid foods, such as rice cereal mixed with formula or mixed with water, can be started at age 6 months... unless there is a special reason the doctor is asking for early use of rice cereal (such as in refluxing babies). ...Read more
My 3 month old wont eat more than 3 ozs at a time & acts hungry every 2 hrs. How do I get him to eat more at a time & go longer between feeds?
Don't force it: Eating 3 oz every 2 hours is pretty good for this age. Dont force it. There is no guarantee feeding them more will space out the time between feeds. This will happen naturally as the child gets older. The most important thing is that the child is gaining weight appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long is okay to let my 3 month old sleep at night without food? He is now going 8-9 hours but I often have to wake him up to eat after that
My 3-month-old sleeps 6-9 hrs straight at night. During the day, he's alert and smiley and nurses every 2-3 hrs. Should i wake him up at night to eat?
My 3 month old has been fussy for 2 days now and wants to eat all the time. Could she be hitting a growth spurt? I don't want to over feed help !
American Academy of : Pediatrics' recommends introduction of iron- & zinc- fortified cereal at 4-6 mos., 14-16 lbs., if baby takes more than 32 oz. of formula/day or nurses more than 8-10 times/day & has enough upper body strength to lean toward a spoon when hungry & turn away when full. Follow with iron-rich meats around 6 mos., then veggies, leaving fruits for last. If she's had a cold, check for middle ear fluid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 3 month old keeps pooping and won't eat. She doesn't show signs that her stomach is hurting. What could be wrong?
Hard to tell: Babies can have a soft or loose bowel movement every feeding, or a couple of times a day, and still be normal. If she's not eating, check with her doctor to find out if she is sick. What milk is she taking? Has there been any change? Any fever. Baby's don't always show obvious signs of illness, but a change in eating or sleeping should be checked out. ...Read more
My 3 month old spits tha majority if her for?La out or lets it run down her chin . How can I be sure shes getting enough to eat ?
Measure her growth: Many babies spit a small amount of formula. If she is letting it run down her chin she is telling you she is full. Continue to feed as usual and have your doctor measure the growth at her 4 month check up. You don' t need to worry unless it is causing coughing, fussiness or poor growth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 3 month old is vomiting up all of her food she eats right afterward, its not a little spit up she will only eat two ounce and it all comes back up?
3m vomiting: I agree. More information is needed. How long has it been going on? Is the vomit projectile? Is your child having a fever? Is there a change in the number of wet diapers? These are all important questions to determine the cause. I would recommend taking your baby to the pediatrician or er immediately if there is associated fever, decreased urine output, projectile vomiting, or lethargy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much should a 3 month old male eat? Currently eating 3.5 oz but get hungry in about 2 hours vs the 3 hours it used to take him. Thank you.
Depends!: This of course depends on the size of your baby and his growth percentiles. BUT anywhere from 24 to 30 ounces is in the rough ballpark. Be sure and check his growth percentiles at the four month checkup. As long as he is gaining well and satisfied with feedings you are just right! ...Read more
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