how much milk should my 15 day old baby b taking n how oftenx
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Sophia - posted on 08/21/2010
My daughter would sleep all night and stay awake all day and would take 4 oz every 3-4 hours and my doctor said that was fine. Your baby will tell you if they are still hungry or full. If the baby is spitting up a lot when feeding cut back and try rice cereal in the bottle just to see if baby might have a little bit of reflux. Again that is what my doctor said. (I have a doctor that answers a LOT of questions).
Renae - posted on 08/21/2010
Most newborns drink between 60 and 150 mls (2 to 5 ounces according to google converter) every 3 hours. However feeding every 2 or 4 hours is also considered normal, just less common. As you can see there is a big range in whats normal. I suggest you let your baby drink as much as they want and feed whenever they are hungry. Also be aware of the 3, 6 and 12 week old growth spurts when some babies feed as often as every hour for a few days.
Ciera - posted on 08/21/2010
remember they have tiny tiny tummies, start with around 3 ounces and go from there. if hes still hungry feed a bit more, and if he wont stop eating ask a doctor. im sure he will but some dont. i know my friends 1 month old used to take an eight ounce bottle if given to her, and would only puke a bit up with her burp. every baby was different but she had to start feeding her baby some baby cereal because she was eating too much.
Erica - posted on 08/20/2010
you should really call ur pediatrician if you're concerned. however, most babies that young only take about 2-3 ounces every 3 hours. as long as the baby is peeing and pooping fine, and not losing weight, it's getting enough. congratulations on the new little one!