Will babies overfeed?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Babies eat until they’re full. Often if they have a little too much they spit up. I’ve worked at a daycare with 6wk-1 year olds for years and have never heard of a baby overeating. 7lbs is still fairly small. I wouldn’t worry about it. 


Post # 4
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@calgarymommy2b:  They can overeat, technically- but the worst that will happen is they will spit up/throw up.

My son at 2oz (I don’t know CCs- sorry!)– and we just slowly would add another half ounce or so when we noticed he didn’t seem satisfied.


Trial and error- and as long as you’re not giving her straight water, she’ll be great!

Post # 6
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

If you’re concerned about over-feeding then you can try pausing and burping LO after each thirty mLs or so so that her little tummy has a chance to recognise that it’s being filled.


There’s also a technique known as paced bottle feeding which is often used when bottle feeding breastmilk but it could be useful for you – here’s the link: http://www.kellymom.com/store/freehandouts/bottle_feeding.pdf

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