how much does your 2month old drink?
Danielle - posted on 11/15/2009
My doctor said babies should drink no more than half their weight in ounces... you might consider adding just a tsp of rice cereal to make it heavier and keep him satisfied for longer without stretching his stomach more. They say to start it at 4-6 months but i started my girl at 2 and a half months because of reflux so i really think it depends on the baby's needs. Since he's spaced out to every 4 hours, 6 ounces is probably about right but him being so young, i doubt his little belly could hold much more liquid at once.
Laura - posted on 11/14/2009
I have to say is feed your baby if he is hungry at least thats what my doctor told me. I wouldnt worry about it. My daughter just turned 3months today and she has been drinking 8oz since she was a month old. I would just give him an ounce more everyday and see where he feels comfortable at, if you notice he is spiting up a lot when burping than he might be full. I dont like it but at times I have to use the binky because my daughter just has the sucking sensation or something. Hope this helps you out.
Karen - posted on 11/10/2009
WOW my daughter is 3 months as of nov 5 and she was 10lbs 8ozs when she was born she left the hospital drinking 4ozs every 3-4 hours now she drinks 8ozs every 4-6 hours and before bedtime she drinks 4 ozs of formula and 2ozs of cereal and sleeps all night she goes to bed at 930 and wakes up at 7 am and weighs 14lbs 6ozs so babies do know when they are full and will not drink more than they want. good luck on your little one
Katie - posted on 11/07/2009
when my son was 2 month he was drinkin between 6 n 7 oz every 3 hours brtween 6am and 9pm n he sleeps thru the night. since then i have changed his milk to cow and gate 2 for hungyier babies n he has the same amount but every 4hours
Amber - posted on 11/06/2009
wow... mine just turned three months 2 days ago and he just barely got to 5oz every 3.5-4 hrs... but i think its normal that your son is drinking more... every baby is different... especially since... i mean... a 12 pound two month old will of course eat more than a 9 or 10 pound two month old etc etc etc... if he is hungry, feed him :) he knows what he needs... my son has his days where he wants 6-8oz here or there... they growing and changing... they need fuel :)
Kel - posted on 10/31/2009
im an aussie so measure in mls but my 2month old drinks 150mls (5 ozs)and will have 5 bottles throughout the day last at around 10 or 11 pm and wont wake till 7 am for the next.i'm lovin the chance 2 sleep all my kids have been like this though ......i think i'm one lucky mum
Kim - posted on 10/30/2009
my daughter will be 3 months old on the 10th and she drinks colse to 6 ozes at a time too, she was 5 lbs 3.2 oz when she was born and she is already up to 11 pounds lol, i have no idea what they put in that formula but it really porked her out.
Elizabeth - posted on 10/30/2009
My son is almost 10 weeks now and he was doing the same thing, just seemed to be starving! I fed him what he needed, and then he started to only drink 4oz of his 6oz bottles. I dropped him down to 4oz, and he's content with that again, sometimes he'll need a bottle 2 hours after he eats, but it's usually every 4 hours, with a nighttime bottle that is 7 oz so he sleeps well through the night. I think it was a growth spurt with him.
Bryanna - posted on 10/28/2009
My son who is 3 months next week, drinks 51/2 ounces every 3-3 1/2 hrs during the day. then at night, this past week was still fussing, after his eating an hour later, so we have been giving him another 2 ounces, then he goes to sleep, so looks like at night he is now up to about 7 1/2 ounces! He is a big boy, and likes to eat! :) Everyone is different though, so don't worry if it seems he is eating a lot, the nurse told us, that, they won't over eat at this age.. they will stop when they are full:) Wish you all the best! :)
Jessica - posted on 10/27/2009
My girl is at 6-8 oz every 3-4 hours during the day. From about 4 till she goes to sleep I breastfeed but I don't think she is getting enough because she'll need 20 minutes of feeding every hour or two. I may just exclusively formula feed. She seems happier on formula! My poor boobs :P
Blackwood - posted on 10/26/2009
I formula feed Nate and he is eating about 4 ozs every 2.5-3hrs except at nite he will go one 5-6hrs span without getting up, he has been doing this for about a month now. His birth weight was 9.5lbs and is now about 13lbs at 2 months 3 weeks old.
Alicia - posted on 10/26/2009
my baby is almost 3 months he eats 4 oz every 3 to 4 hours. my pediatrician told me that a baby is suppossed to eat 2 oz plus an ounces for each month they are so as long as a 2 month old eats at least 4 oz (2 oz plus the 2 oz for his age) 6 to 8 times a day then they are fine cuz i asked the same thing i didnt think he was eating enough. good luck.
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