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June 15th, 2006, 10:55 AM
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Okay...Matthew is 3 months old. He holds his head up ALL the time, especially when we practice sitting up and standing (with our support of course). He still pushes things, pacifiers mainly, out of his mouth with his tongue, but not nearly as much as he did a few weeks ago. And when I'm getting ready to give him the bottle, or when he's starving, he moves his head forward and brings his hands up to his mouth. If the cloth I use to catch his dribble is near, he'll grab that and try to put it in his mouth because it smells like formula.

For the last 2 days, it seems he just can't get enough formula to eat. He normally eats 30-33 oz a day, but recently it has been closer to 40 if not higher. He's also wanting to eat more often...not just more food in one sitting. And last night, he did something he hasn't done in over a month...wake up at 1am to eat 6 oz of formula! He woke up again at 5 am to have 6 more!

So the question is...Is Matthew ready for a little cereal at night?? Or is he just going through a growth spurt? I don't want to start him on solids to early, but if he's ready, then he's ready. What do you think?
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June 15th, 2006, 11:50 AM
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Sounds to me as though he may be having a little growth spurt. All babies are ready at different times...I would suggest consulting your pediatrician and see what they think. But if you're convinced that he's ready, mommy knows best. Back when we were kids, we started getting cereal in our bottles at 2 weeks old, and we turned out okay.
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