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What should I do if my 8-week old is always hungry?

What should I do if my 8-week old is always hungry?

Is it really hunger: The 2 month old is a rapidly growing infant that needs fuel to grow. They will feed more often than older infants.Yet many parents are confused by non-nutritive (self calming) sucking behavior as a sign they need more. Babies are wired to survive and often suck 24/7 it does not always mean hunger. Think of the newborn. Never understood what feeding was about, yet takes to it immediately. ...Read more

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Always Hungry (Definition)

Always hungry is a symptom in which a person has a big appetite and seems to be hungry soon after eating. Active, growing teenagers may seem "always hungry" because they need more ...Read more


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I'm just on a strict diet and am always hungry. How can I get rid of hunger pains without eating?

I'm just on a strict diet and am always hungry. How can I get rid of hunger pains without eating?

Fiber is the key: Eating good amnount of fiber in ur meals and staying occupeid with other activities will help you i fur will power does not. The best way to lsoing wieght is ot not feel hungry so when u do eat u have to eat the right foods. Inclusde a lot of vegeies in ur diet and whole grain foods. This should help. ...Read more

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My baby is 6 weeks old. How much oz per feed she need.Currently giving 2oz per feed. But she is always hungry and crying even after feed and want more?

My baby is 6 weeks old. How much oz per feed she need.Currently giving 2oz per feed. But she is always hungry and crying even after feed and want more?

Infant Feeding: She should be drinking 4-5 ounces every 3-4 hours as a general rule. However, every baby is different, some want a little more or a little less. Always put an ounce more in the bottle than she finishes. Babies do not overeat! :) ...Read more

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My newborn(13 days old) is always hungry, would it be ok to start bottle feeding and keep breastfeed?

My newborn(13 days old) is always hungry, would it be ok to start bottle feeding and keep breastfeed?

Be patient : Newborns are wired to suckle 24/7 as a reflex. Try not to confuse the reflex with hunger. If baby has just eaten, the stomach is not sending that message, but baby may accept a feed for comfort if offered. Breast fed stomachs can empty every 2 hours, formula taked longer. Newborns grow fast and eat often. If baby is wetting every 4-6 hrs s/he doesn't need supplements. ...Read more

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Hello, my son is 1.5 months old and he is always hungry... 10-15 minutes after feeding him, he gets hungry for more, please help.

Hello, my son is 1.5 months old and he is always hungry... 10-15 minutes after feeding him, he gets hungry for more,  please help.

See his Pediatrician: Infants can appear hungry after eating. It is important to check with your Pediatrician to see if your son is growing well and gaining weight appropriately. Depending of the type of feeding also has an impact (formula vs. breast feeding). Some babies appear to breast feed well but if their mother does not have an adequate amount of milk, they will be hungry. Best to check with his Pediatrician ...Read more

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I feed my 4month old baby near 10 to 12 times a day. He always hungry. May i give any cereals food to him.?

I feed my 4month old baby near 10 to 12 times a day. He always hungry. May i give any cereals food to him.?

Not yet: Introducing cereals early may not be a good idea. You should consider supplementing breast feeding with formula, if you are not producing enough milk. Early introduction of cereals may introduce sensitivity to cereal proteins. You should wait till the baby is six months old before introducing cereals. ...Read more

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Hi im an 18 year old male . I am always hungry sometimes even 5 mins after i ate and all through the night . What can i do about this ?

Hi im an 18 year old male . I am always hungry sometimes even 5 mins after i ate and all through the night . What can i do about this ?

Need more info: You didn't state how tall you are and how much you weigh. This would be important to note as to whether your condition may be due to an overactive thyroid, or if you're going through a growth spurt right now since you're a teenage male, and can theoretically still grow until your 21. Please provide us the information to help you. ...Read more

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I feed my 4 month old baby near 10 to 12 times a day. He always hungry. May i give any solid food to him?

I feed my 4 month old baby near 10 to 12 times a day. He always hungry. May i give any solid food to him?

Define hungry: You don't need permission to feed your baby.We don't recommend solids before 6m but this varies with the doc. If your kid consumes > 32 oz formula/day, solids may be needed. Some misread a kids finger or pacifier use as indication of hunger, it is not. The pleasure of chewing, sucking, nail biting, etc. Is a self soothing skill. If your kid is fluffy you may want to slow the feeds. ...Read more