In a word "no" the size of your babe may seem to indicate that your baby should eat sooner --...
In a word "no" the size of your babe may seem to indicate that your baby should eat sooner -- after all he is robust. However, research notes that size is less important than proper baby development which involves not starting solids until 4 to 6 months. Lately research even leans towards waiting until six months not four, to give solids, even for big babies. Bigger babies may seem hungrier but really they shouldn't be -- ask yourself why you think this. Is it a size issue? In your mind does bigger mean more hungry. If your baby truly seems hungry often you may need to have longer breastfeeding or bottle sessions. If you're very concerned one thing to consider is that ounce for ounce breast milk and formula have far more calories than solid baby foods. Talk to your baby's pediatrician about your worries so that she can offer support help you decide what to do.

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