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Offline vbisa

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« on: August 03, 2005, 06:40:50 am »
Hi,

I have a 4.5 month old and he just seems to eat non-stop.  My doctor told me to start him on solids 2 weeks ago as he was drinking 8 oz at every feed and only lasting 3-4 hours at night.  He has taken to solids really really well and now eats lunch (1 cube or fruit) and dinner (1 cube of veg + 3 tsp rice), in addition to 5 bottles a day.  He still drinks 7-8 oz at every feed too.  He just doesn't seem like he can get enough!

I am not sure if I should increase how much he eats at this stage?  I feel like he is already getting a fair amount of solids and his milk intake is the same as before he went on solids.  At what point should I increase the 1 cube at lunch and dinner to 2 cubes?

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2005, 17:20:33 pm »
If he's hungry, I'd say let him eat!

At 4 months, my ds had already had rice mixed into his formula for every bottle (at the doctor's orders - reflux) but was also consuming an outrageous amounts of formula, and having 2 meals of baby food.

I think they have a growth spurt somewhere around this age too.
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