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    is this normal at 2 months old? We have his 2 month appointment on the firstbut we really cant afford the ammount of formula he is going threw. And wic cant get us in till after the first of the year. Any suggestions?
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    is this normal at 2 months old? We have his 2 month appointment on the firstbut we really cant afford the ammount of formula he is going threw. And wic cant get us in till after the first of the year. Any suggestions?
    That's a LOT of formula. The babies I nanny for are 5 months and are only doing 7 oz every four hours, plus cereal. I'd call the pedi and see what he/she recommends.


    What do his stools look like?
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    Its green and kind of paste knd of consistincy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casadorra View Post
    Its green and kind of paste knd of consistincy.
    Is he gaining weight?
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    what kind of formula is he on? and kaylee went through a time for over a month where she ate liek that so i bumped her to 8oz and she would go sometimes 2 hrs .. a littl of a break
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    Emfinal formula and I think he is gainingweight. I will find out for sure on Tuesday. But he does feel heavier to me.
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    Emfinal formula and I think he is gainingweight. I will find out for sure on Tuesday. But he does feel heavier to me.
    There are a number of things that could cause it. One that popped into my head immediately was cystic fibrosis. If he's gaining weight though, he probably is just going through a growth spurt. I'd try feeding him larger quantities - 7 or 8 oz. - and see if that helps.
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    My DD was like that. We started her on cereal (in a bowl not a bottle) and it helped her stay full. Pedi said she was having way too much formula (over 50 oz a day).
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    My son was like that, he's a monster now (4 months, 17.9 lbs, 26 3/8 long) we ended up feeding him more at a time, so he'd get about 8 oz instead of 6 which would then last him about 3-4 hours. It only lasted for about two weeks (growth spurt) and he was back to his usual 4 oz every 3-4 hours. He's currently going through another spurt so we're at about 8 oz every 3 hours.

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