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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?

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 more

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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 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?

Let sleeping baby...: As long as your baby is happy and healthy, and gaining appropriate height, weight, and head circumference, there is no need to wake him. Be aware that sleeping patterns can change. With this in mind, be thankful for those 6-9 hours a night. ...Read more

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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 !

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 more

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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 ?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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My 3 month old keeps pooping and won't eat. She doesn't show signs that her stomach is hurting. What could be wrong?

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

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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.

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.

Variable: The estimated feeding size for an infant is half their pound weight in ounces of feed.For example, the 10 lb kid would usually be able to take up to 5 ounces.The normal interval would be 3-4 hours. ...Read more

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How many servings of 5 oz should a 3 month old baby eat within 24 hours?

How many servings of 5 oz should a 3 month old baby eat within 24 hours?

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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My almost 3 month old son is sleeping almost over 5 hours. He has not eat since over 6 hours. He has a cough but not a constant cough & congested?

My almost 3 month old son is sleeping almost over 5 hours. He has not eat since over 6 hours. He has a cough but not a constant cough & congested?

Sleeping longer: A 3mo begins to develop more mature sleep patterns & can often put themselves back to sleep after a 3-4 hour sleep segment if they are still tired.Many can go 6-8 hours without eating at this age if you let them.They will eat more frequently during the day to meet their needs, if you are concerned this is a change i would call the office today & discuss this with the nurse. ...Read more

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