Feeding

Nicole - posted on 07/16/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I'm new to the group, and a first time mom. My son, Cameron, is 2.5 months old, and I was just wondering how much other kids his age are eating each feeding. Right now he's eating around 7 ounces of formula each feeding (sometimes more) and each feeding is about 3-4 hours apart. Is this about the normal amount? Thanks!

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Stephanie - posted on 07/20/2009

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My son, who will be 3 months old tomorrow, eats 6oz on average every feeding, every 3 hours or so. He goes about 9 hours at night without a feeding. Sounds like everyone's baby is quite different, so I'm guessing that as long as baby is happy and is growing, everything is just fine!

Amanda - posted on 07/20/2009

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Ashlynn is 3 months 3 weeks she eats anywhere from 2-4 oz every 2-3 hours and around 98 hours at night.

Jacky - posted on 07/19/2009

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Kenzie is 3mths old and will eat anywhere from 2-4oz at a feeding. She goes 2-4hrs between feedings and 6-7hours at night.

Laura - posted on 07/19/2009

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Hi Jennifer, I am in the same boat with you. after reading the above posts I felt like I was starving my little girl but she is happy. She eats about 3 oz every 3 hours or so. I think all babies are different. I think we are ok with what we are doing. :) She is also 3 months old.

Jennifer - posted on 07/19/2009

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Ok, now I feel like I'm starving my little girl! She gets about 3 1/2 oz ever 3 hours for about 6 feedings a day. She will be 3 months Friday! Should I be upping that? She seems pretty happy, but I don't want her not growing. It seems to me when she is going thru a growth spurt she sleeps more instead of eating. Is that normal?

Amanda - posted on 07/17/2009

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My son is 3 months and is breastfed so I don't know how much he gets at each feeding. But, when I pump and give it to him, he can take about 5 oz at one feeding. I have heard that babies can often take too much from a bottle because it comes out so fast. They eat faster than it can register. Your son probably is going through a growth spurt, but if he tends to have a tummy-ache after he eats, I would try to give him the bottle slower than you do now to make sure that he doesn't over eat. Just remember that every baby is different! Glad to hear he is eating so well!! Hope this helps :)

Amanda - posted on 07/17/2009

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My son is 3 months and is breastfed so I don't know how much he gets at each feeding. But, when I pump and give it to him, he can take about 5 oz at one feeding. I have heard that babies can often take too much from a bottle because it comes out so fast. They eat faster than it can register. Your son probably is going through a growth spurt, but if he tends to have a tummy-ache after he eats, I would try to give him the bottle slower than you do now to make sure that he doesn't over eat. Just remember that every baby is different! Glad to hear he is eating so well!! Hope this helps :)

Kate - posted on 07/17/2009

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Yes, Nicole that sounds right to me my older daughter (she's 2 now) ended up having about 9 to 10 ounces but all babies are different. My new daughter has about 7 ounces every 3-4 hours and i have heard of many other babies doing this. They do fall out of this routine occasionally to have a growth spurt. But Cameron might be content just to feed how he is.

Laura - posted on 07/16/2009

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My son eats around 5-6 ounces every feeding every 3-4 hours but sometimes he will still be hungry after that so he'll eat around 7, I think he is going through a growth spurt.

Bee - posted on 07/16/2009

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Well my son feeds 5-6 ounces every 3 hours and he has 5-6 feedings a day....7 maybe too much..but then again maybe he's going thru a growth spurt???

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