Should a 3 month old eat 8oz of formula???

Jessica - posted on 02/12/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I am watching my cousin and she is 3 months old. They just told me she eats 8oz of formula every 2.5 to 3 hours! I find this extreamly shocking since my son is almost 7 months and eating only 5 oz every 4 hours. But he is breast fed. Anyone else think this is off or is this normal?? I just watched her two weeks ago and she was only eating 5 oz and it was every three hours. I think if they keep going by 7 months they are going to be feeding her 2 bottles!

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Emily - posted on 09/05/2012

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My guy is 4 months and has had up to 10-11 oz of breastmilk. Every time i bring it up to his doctor they say "Give him as much as he wants" He usually sucks down 8 though but its a growth spurt. They do that around that time

Jessica - posted on 02/13/2009

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She told me today that her ped told her to add some cereal to her formula because she is eating too much. Today when I watched her she ate 10oz at one feeding! I am just amazed because she is so tiny and I just don't know where she puts it all!

Tiffany - posted on 02/13/2009

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My daughter is 4 weeks old & she eats 4-6 oz  every 3 hrs..If she sleeps 5 hrs it can be up to 7 oz...As a concerned mom spoke with Family Doctor and she advised me daughter has an appetite most likely a growing spurt. As long as healthy I dont think its nothing to worry about.

Candace - posted on 02/12/2009

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i dont know if it is normal or not but my son is 4months old and when he was 3months he also ate 8oz so i dont know

Jessica - posted on 02/12/2009

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I didn't know if it was normal for a baby that small to eat that much, but I never formula fed my children and he didn't eat 8 oz until he was about 10-11 months. Maybe it is normal for formula fed babies. Of course I fed her what they said, it's not my child to decide how much she should eat.

Katy - posted on 02/12/2009

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Hi there. My son is almost three-months old, and he take 4-6 oz. of formula every 2.5-3 hrs., and sometimes up to 8 oz. if he's really hungry or going through a growth-spurt. I'd say if that's what she's taking, then that's what she needs. By 7 months her parents should be introducing solid foods, so she will eventually need less formula because she will get most of her calories and nutrients from baby food.

Stasia - posted on 02/12/2009

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I don't formula feed so I am not sure but when I do pump because i have to go somewhere my daughter usually only gets between 4-6oz and she is perfectly content.



8oz seems like a lot but i guess every baby is different

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