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I think perhaps it depends on the baby. Personally I dont think you can overfeed. My lo is 12 weeks and if he doesnt want a bottle he point blank refuses it. Lips shut and gets annoyed also when he has had enbough he simply stops. But thats just my baby
I definitely think you can overfeed. It depends on the child and the day. My LO would eat all day if I let him. In fact, he was starting to projectile vomit all over the place and when I took him to the doctor the first thing I was asked how much I was feeding. When I told the doctor he suggested reducing the amount and the problem was immediately solved.
my LO fed really small yesterday hes 8 weeks - drank 4 sets of 2 oz during 'daylight' and somehow managed to bring some up in a lovely 'curdled cheese' like manner...maybe through growth spurts they're fussy and either eat in small amounts or get the 'eyes bigger than belly' issue. But i think it'd be hard to overfeed a bub, they cry for it and throw themselves off after all well dom does anyway
When using a bottle you can over feed as the presence of the teat in the mouth can trigger the sucking reflex even though baby is not hungry... In most instances though I would not worry about it and just feed on demand, most babies will be able to tell you when they've had enough and the excess will normally come back out anyway...
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