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One month old eating constantly

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My one month old is eating constantly. I started breastfeeding immediately, but started bottle-feeding her with EBM a few days ago. I switched because she wanted to nurse every thirty minutes. I was concerned with how much milk she was getting while nursing, and as I was already pumping some in between feeding to have a supply for when I go back to work, I began to bottle feed her. She will eat 2-3 ounces every thirty minutes to one hour. I am afraid of over feeding. She was 7 lbs 4 oz at birth, 6 lbs 8 oz at discharge, and is now almost 11 lbs. She also does not sleep for more than 30 minutes at time. Am I over feeding? I am afraid that my milf supply will not be able to keep up with her. Should I go back to nursing only? Any advice is welcome!

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Newborns don't know how to overeat. They simply eat as much and as often as they need to. Sme babies grow faster than others. My oldest would only drink 1-2 ounces at a time, every couple of hours, for the first couple of months. My second was drinking 6 ounces bottles a few days after he was born because he was growing so fast. My third would take 3-4 ounces every hour or two. All babies are different. If yours is legitimately hungry, meaning you can't soothe her with a pacifier or anything else, don't worry about it.

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