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4 month old eating less in evening
« on: February 13, 2013, 18:17:52 pm »
my 4 month old use to eat every 4 hours about 4-5oz each time 8am, 12, 4, 8 and dream feed and 4:30am feed, about 25-28oz daily.
we now stopped the 430am feed for the past week and she is ok with that..no crying.

i thought she would be more hungry throughout the day since we cut that feed, but she's not. In fact, she is even eating less at 8pm feed and dream feed....now a total of 20-23oz daily. she will only eat about 2 oz night and 2oz dream feed.

any suggestions???

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Re: 4 month old eating less in evening
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 05:02:13 am »
She is too young to wean any feeds.  I would feed when she wakes in the night so long as it has been at least 4 hrs.  That total is really very low.. you do want to keep her at a minimum of 24 ozs..

Have you offered solids at all?



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Re: 4 month old eating less in evening
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 12:25:12 pm »
oh, the book says to wean off now.  She never cried for food at that time and she was waking all the time at 4:30...so i thought this was habitual.

i don't want her to get use to it.  no, i will start solids at 6 months

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Re: 4 month old eating less in evening
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 22:43:12 pm »
I would say it was fine to wean it if she had moved the calories to other feeds, but she isn't doing that so I would be tempted to reintro that feed and try again in a couple of weeks to see if she does shift the calories.  Could be that she does need them now but isn't able to eat enough at once to compensate just yet.

If she is taking a good feed, I would really doubt it was habitual.