Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nutty | 2008/09/04

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When do i know when/if overfeeding

Hi Doc, everytime my gal eats too much(im guessing its too much because the stomach is a bit hard) she throws up soon after eating.Can she tell she had had enough?she is 2 wks old

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

This is not a simple question to answer without being able to see your little newborn baby.Her vomiting could be due to overfeeding but then her stools would be bright yellow and she would pass more than 3 stools a day. She may have reflux, but then her stomach would not feel hard. There are other causes of vomiting in newborns and to be on the safe side I suggest that you ask your paediatrician to see your baby.

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Posted by: nutty | 2008/09/04

Thanx 4 ur reply mom.I have already asked the nurses at the clinic and i was told to feed on demand.I dont use formula so whatever they say on the container im not using.

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Posted by: Mom | 2008/09/04

What? How can she tell that she' s had enough? She' s just a little baby. You have to determine that for her until she is old enough to say letyou know when she s had enough, and thats still a very long way away, my two year old son only now started telling me he doesnt want sometihng. THere are guidlines on formula tins and you can ask a clinic sister as well how much milk a baby of her age should be having. If she is still crying after that and youve eliminated all other possible problems, then she probably wants more

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