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    Default LO's Belly is HUGE!!!

    And I mean HUGE!!! Is that normal? She doesn't seem uncomfortable or gassy. I BF her, could I be overfeeding her? I BF every 2 to 3 hours and she stays on the breast any where from 10 - 18 minutes.

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    Last edited by @llli*ftminmv; May 9th, 2011 at 06:06 PM.

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    Default Re: LO's Belly is HUGE!!!

    Babies' bellies really are big. I think it's their livers that are disproportionately big, but I'm not sure. How old is your LO? And is her belly significantly bigger than that of other babies?
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    Default Re: LO's Belly is HUGE!!!

    has it been a while since she has had a bowel movement? amybe she is just backed up or is like this all the time?
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    Default Re: LO's Belly is HUGE!!!

    She is 3 weeks. Not real sure if it is bigger then others, I guess I have never noticed on other babies. Every time I change her I just see her big belly and I am now starting to worry.

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    Default Re: LO's Belly is HUGE!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*manddbp View Post
    has it been a while since she has had a bowel movement? amybe she is just backed up or is like this all the time?
    It's like this all the time.

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    Default Re: LO's Belly is HUGE!!!

    It's probably normal mama. Baby's have big tummys. Has the Ped mentioned anything?
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    Default Re: LO's Belly is HUGE!!!

    I called and she asked if she was gassy - I said I didn't think so since she is not having gas or fussy and uncomfortable. I think I will go in tomorrow just to put my mind at rest.

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    Default Re: LO's Belly is HUGE!!!

    I think it's normal but it's a great idea to see your ped if it will give you peace of mind
    I'm Melanie and back to being a SAHM again... which is lovely!
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    Default Re: LO's Belly is HUGE!!!

    I'm glad you're going in, if only to set your mind at ease. I'm sure it's normal- babies really do have odd proportions compared to children and adults and it takes some getting used to, especially if you haven't been around newborns all that much.

    Just FYI: you can't overfeed a breastfed baby. When a baby nurses, she is in charge of her intake. As soon as she feels full, she transitions from eager, intense, nutritive suckling to gentle comfort sucking, and the flow of milk slows or stops, preventing the baby from becoming overfull. This is different from bottle-feeding, in which the adult is in charge of the feeding (tipping the bottle up, wiggling it, perhaps actively trying to get the baby to finish up her meal), and the bottle delivers the same rapid milk flow regardless of whether the baby is sucking eagerly for food, or just sucking lazily for comfort.
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