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Old 09-07-2009, 10:57 AM   #1
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How much should they be eating?

Ok, so my 1 week old started out at about 4 days old (when we started supplementing) with 1 oz. Then by day 5 was at 2 oz per feeding every 2-3 hours. So starting last night he is eating 3-3 1/2 oz every 2 1/2 -3 hours during the day and every 3-4 1/2 hours at night. Does this seem right? If I dont feed him the 3 oz he is crying to eat in an hour and a half.

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Old 09-07-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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Just to give you a comparison. My preemie started at an 1oz every 3 hours and by a month she was at 2 1/2- 3oz every 3 hours.

As long as the LO isn't fussy, spitting up (a lot), has at nice wet diapers each time you change (1 1/2-2hrs) and is eliminating fine. I would say you are fine. having a NB is so nerve racking no mattered how seasoned you are!

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He doesn't spit up at all so I guess that is a good sign.
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Yup, I wouldn't worry then!
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I let my daughter eat when she was hungry. If he is not spitting up then give him what he wants. My daughter was 19lbs. at 4 months old and now at 7 moths she is 22lbs. and still eats every three hours. Doc says its fine because they loose the weight when they start moving. So go on and feed your little one Chubby babies are always cute babies
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All baies are different. DS1 was eating 8oz at 8weeks old DS2 wouldnt take 6 full oz till he was a year. Feed "I" would put 3 1/2 - 4oz in the bottle and see how much is taken. I dont mind if a little is left over.
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:40 PM   #7
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It doesn't matter how much your baby eats as long as he is full and satisfied (that is what my pediatrician has told me).
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