Is it bad to give a one month old baby carrots mixed with baby formula so he can get full, because he is not getting full on just formula only. He eats almost every hour and half to two hours and he eats about 3 ounces.
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Vegetables To Hungry 1-Month-Old – Yes Or No?
Having a 1-month-old baby is exhausting for many reasons; they don’t sleep for long hours, they cry a lot and they want to eat all the time. It is probably quite exhausting to be 1-month-old too..!
However, mixing the formula with anything – vegetables, rice cereal or anything else – to keep the baby satisfied is not a good solution for several reasons.
First of all, a one-month-old baby is way too young to digest carrots or any other vegetable (or even rice cereal). He is very likely to become constipated and get tummy pain from it.
Secondly, have a look at your baby’s hand. His fist size is the same as the size of his stomach. He can’t eat very much without getting full. At the same time babies grow increadibly quickly during their first 3 months of living, so to develop properly they really need to eat frequently.
Third, breast milk and formula are optimized to give the baby the best possible nutrition to thrive. Anything else is less beneficial for the baby in the beginning.
I know it can be very tough in the beginning with a baby that doesn’t get full and wants to eat all the time, but it is normal and it passes. Try to endure!
Here are two links to tips to help you as a new mom sleep better and how to organise the bottle-feeding at night to make it as simple as possible:
Hang in there!
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