Am I underfeeding or is he just being bratty?

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by rayvan, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. rayvan

    rayvan New Member

    My 6 month old is 26 lbs and I feed him 1 cup daily, spread out between morning, lunch, evening and late dinner. I'm supposed to give him half a cup total daily dosage for his weight. But he gets just too angry for that so I started doing 1 cup 2 weeks ago spread throughout the day and he has calmed down a lot. I had some peace from the groans but now at the 2 week mark, he seems to be getting into groaning again...Especially when I'm not in his direct line of sight. Which I guess means he is concerned I really am not going to feed him now that I'm gone.

    And what's happened now is that if I miss 1 of the 4 feeding times, he is rabidly hungry and trying to bite hands (he used to never do that, and shouldn't because I always put his food in a bowl. I have pinched his neck and said "no" to correct him, cause he's done it to me and 1 other house guest. I'm also purchasing an automatic feed dispenser to try to get ahead of this.

    So I'm conflicted, does he
    #1 Just want to be near me? (he does not groan when he's around me, but I can't be home all the time)
    #2 Need to be put back on a more strict timed diet of 8am and 9pm?
    #3 Need to have his feed dosage decreased?
    #4 Something else

    Looking forward to your desperately needed advice. I love my piggy and cuddle with him every other day, so I dislike seeing him go into these random emotional spurts.

    I guess the most useful tidbit would be what dosage did you feed him/her when your piggy was that age and at what interval throughout the day?
  2. K3forme

    K3forme New Member

    I'm in the same boat as you. I've got two bottle babies and everything says 2-4 oz three times a day but these girls inhale 8-10 oz six or seven times a day instead. And every feeding is like the first time they've been fed in days. I'm at a total loss too.