7 Months and always hungry, is it safe to feed her more then three servings ?

@Sissygrl (10999)
Canada
February 16, 2007 12:58am CST
She seems to always be hungry. i will feed her a serving untill she is motioning that she is full, grunting, spitting the food back out, restless. Then she wants to be nursed to sleep. so i nurse her, and then she is hungry again when she wakes up! i usually feed her rice cereal for breakfast, and then a vegetable for lunch and supper. Is it safe to give her more then that ? or can i over feed her ? she's been eating veggies for about a month now. Can i over feed her ? make her backed up ?
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• United States
16 Feb 07
I have a grandaughter who is seven months old, now. She is still nursing, but she really wants to eat solid food also. My daughter has been feeding her organic baby food, and if she makes something that can be mashed, like potatoes, she'll give my granddaughter that to eat. I'm sure as she's only 7 months old, she's eating as she needs to...her body is growiing and going through so many changes, and she will go through periods of eating more, then maybe eating less. I'd watch her diaper carefully, make sure everything looks normal, and she's going normally. It sounds like you're feeding her ok. I made some Indian soup the other day, and my grandaughter went nuts over it. We just fed her the "juice" from the soup, not the vegis that were in it. She loves potatoes, too.
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• United States
16 Feb 07
I have an 18 month old and a 4 week old. My 18 month old has always been above average in height and below average in weight. She ate about 1/2 a jar to a whole jar of baby food with an 8 oz bottle (I didn't nurse her, I am nursing my son). She would also take a bottle before bed. I think it is common because they are growing so much. The important thing is that you are watching for signs that she is full. I'm going to tell you what my pediatrician told me, sometimes the parents know best and you need to trust yourself! If she were eating too much she would probably vomit, spit up, or get extremely fussy.
• United States
16 Feb 07
Yes you can start feeding her what ever she wants it is safe start out with stage 2 you can start with fruit also a biter bisquit is also something you might try Good Luck
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@carlaabt (3508)
• United States
16 Feb 07
As long as she is not getting really fat, you shouldn't worry about over feeding. And I'm not talking a little fat, I'm talking so fat that your doctor is worried about it. When my son was seven months old he would drink over 40 oz of formula a day and eat 3 or 4 jars of baby food (I'm talking the big ones too) along with some baby cereal every day. And he's always been tall and thin. Now that he is 12 months old he can seriously eat an entire Happy Meal and drink 12 oz of milk at the same time. And still be ready for a snack two hours later. Babies just eat different amounts of food for different babies. Feed your baby when she's hungry. As long as she is not too overweight, there shouldn't be anything to worry about.
@cjthedog64 (1554)
• United States
16 Feb 07
She's probably growing. Feed her as she's hungry but don't force feed her. At that age, DS had a bottle in the morning, then a large bowl of applesauce with rice cereal mixed in, about 1/2 cup of a veggie for lunch, another bottle after lunch, a bottle in mid afternoon, and another cup of veggies / fruits for dinner, and another bottle before bed. Try adding some new foods into her diet. Variety is always good.
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@_hope_ (3917)
• Australia
17 Feb 07
I would go by her weight just keep an eye on it she sounds as though she is going through a growth spirt and during that time the kiddies become a lot more hungry as their bodies require more nourishment they will continue to have growth spirts from time to time but while she is well addind in between healthy snacks are ok . Nursing here is fine and i remember back to my kiddies at times they were constantly feeding but they were healthy and had regular clinic checks to moniter their weight and development.
@nicky35 (751)
17 Feb 07
give her food when she needs it and cuddles when she needs them and juice and milk.dont worry youll find your way
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• Philippines
17 Feb 07
I think it is not good to over fed her. Just make sure that she just eat enough. It may cause changes into her digestion. Just slowly adjust the food. Give her food everytime she is hungry but little amount only. And vegetables and fruits are very much okay to be a part of her meal.
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@Bee1955 (3887)
• United States
16 Feb 07
If she's hungry, she needs more substantual foods than vegetables and rice cereal. You are not overfeeding her. Her wanting to be nursed to sleep means she's still not satisfied and wants more. She needs some fiber for her system (like baby bisquits) and meats (unless your household is vegetarian than she can now absorb regular steamed or boiled rice with a vegetable. Try this and see what happens.
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• United States
16 Feb 07
i think that if she is hungry then feed her, she is a baby and they can gage how much food they want.
@tinplops (72)
• United States
16 Feb 07
i have babysat two of my nephews already and now they have grown into big cute lil boys. so far from my experience, i feed them when they were that age almost every two hours. here's the usual routine we have: wake up at 8am, change diapers, eat solid, play, drink milk, change diaper, nap time change diapers, eat solid, play, drink milk.. u know the usual stuff. good luck with ur baby..
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Go with the flo. She is probrobly growing and going throuhg differnt stages. I know my son was the same, and once he started walking, which was at 8 months, the chub vanished but the hungry monster did not.
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• United States
17 Feb 07
my son is like that to he is 11 months old.i say feed her if she is hungry.as long as she is not throwing up then you are not over feeding her.if your child is hungry feed her.i dont think you will make her backed up.and i would not worry about over feeding your baby as long as she is not throwing it back up then you are not going to over feed her your child will tell you when she has had enough to eat.
@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
17 Feb 07
thank you :)
@XxAngelxX (2835)
• Canada
17 Feb 07
I always fed my babies "on demand" . I truly don't believe at that age that you can over feed them. She will stop when she's full. My son use to eat at least five meals a day, lol. He was a little chubby for awhile (it was sooo cute) but as soon as he was up on his chubby little legs he quickly lost all that baby fat. I really wouldn't worry about it as long as you're choosing healthy foods and it seems that's what you're doing.
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
17 Feb 07
thanks for the vote of confidence i just wasn't sure if it was good to feed her solids more then three times a day!
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
wow, your baby has a very active disgestive system and it is okey, there is no such thing as over fed, your baby will stop automatically if she is full already. my baby is only four months old but he is always hungry too. i feed him every 2 hours, not like other babies they feed them after four hours. every baby is different in many ways, with regards to development,eating and other things. good day happy parenting
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@limosonia1 (1560)
• United States
17 Feb 07
You won't over feed her. She is probably going throw a growth spurt. They tend to eat a lot and then go straight to sleep. Nursing is probably more of a comfort for the baby then it is eating. Sounds like she lulls herself to sleep. I wouldn't worry to much as long as you are giving her good foods.
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• United States
16 Feb 07
Only your child knows when she is hungry. feed her what is needed to get her satisfied. It sounds like your putting her on good meals. Just not enough for her. When she is full she will let you know. She is not being over fed by any means. Maybe a bit under fed. Don't worry too much. Your doing a good job.
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• Bahamas
16 Feb 07
Don't over feed, it will come back to hunt you. It will make her sick later,or even obeis that is not good. Try your best to train her to be satisfed with what you give her. Because when you over feed you are opening her stomach line which will grow.
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