View Full Version : Help!! i have one hungry baby!!
06-14-2008, 02:30 AM
My son is 20 days old and he too drinks his milk to fast and even finishes and is still looking for more. I don't know what to do, as it is he is 20 days old drinking close to 4 oz every 3 hours. He usually then spits up some of what he drank. i even tried to space out his feedings by trying alittle pedialyte in between to hold him over and changing the bottles to the dr. browns and even tried different formulas. HELP!!!
06-14-2008, 09:53 PM
Have you tried a slower nipple? Have you called the lactation consultant at the hospital where you delivered? Since he's spitting up, it sounds like he may be overeating...he may be drinking and drinking when he really just wants/needs to be sucking and sucking. After the four ounces, can you give him the pacifier? Is he satisfied with that? If your lactation consultant (or the nurses in the nursery at the hospital where you delivered) isn't helpful, just phone your pediatrician. They're the professionals. You don't have to figure it all out on your own. :)
06-17-2008, 12:43 AM
thanks for posting it sounds stupid but i didnt think of asking my ped. ( i guess i always thought of the doc. as someone you go to only for sick baby prob., but you are right he is the pro. so that will deff. be my next step) i did try calling a lactation consultant from the la leche league in my area and niether of the three women that i called ever got back to me, so i gave up on the lactation consultants. do nipples have different sizes? i had no idea. i guess i will have to hit the stores and do my homework. i was using the ones that came with the bottles because i thought they were all the same. Thanks again for the advice.
06-17-2008, 09:15 PM
I think most bottles do come with a slower nipple. I used Dr Brown's, and there are 3 levels (each progressively faster). I had a friend who used Triflow nipples...I think the speed adjusts by twisting the nipple or something. And definitely don't hesitate to call the pediatrician. You don't have to make an appointment; often you can just ask to speak to the nurse. If the nurse isn't sure about the answer, she'll run it by the doctor and call you back. Usually. :)
04-29-2009, 10:37 AM
my son was doing the same thing for a while. my grandmother always said that when a baby's stomach hurts..they want to suck..so..it may be a possibility that's why he wants to overeat. try stopping him at 3 ounces and then putting a pacifier in his mouth. that's what i have to do sometimes and it works.
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