What Does It Mean When A Kitten Keeps Meowing?

My baby is only 8 weeks old and I’ve noticed that he doesn’t seem to be eating very much. He’s been eating a lot lately, but when you try to get him to eat just a small amount of food he will start meowing in protest. It’s not like hungry kitten meowing or anything it’s more like whining in the most pitiful way imaginable. Is this normal behavior for a kitten? And if so what does it mean when a kitten keeps meowing?