Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Day 64 - Too much?

Today's Tip - If your baby throws up after eating, he may be getting too much food

The challending thing about babies is that you can never tell what they want or need, because they only have one method of communication. So they can never say "I'm full" when they've had too much to eat.

Sometimes, they keep on sucking even though they've had enough. And it doesn't take much milk to overfill their bellies. If you burp your baby and he throws up some of his food, try stopping every half ounce or so. If he doesn't latch back on to the nipple or just gums the rubber without really sucking, he may have had enough. If he's still hungry, he'll let you know soon enough.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This simply isn't true! Babies' digestive systems mature at different rates. Our baby threw up at least a little bit after every meal, no matter how small, until he was 5-6 months old. While it's true that eventually all babies grow out of this, if we had followed this advice, our baby would have starved.

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