How much is too much??

Lonea - posted on 08/22/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hey moms,
I have a 1 month old baby girl. Im wondering how many oz she should be eating. She eats on schedule about every 3 hours but lately she does'nt seem to get full. I have been stopping her at 5 oz. How much is ok for her to have?

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Lydia - posted on 08/25/2009

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Keep in mind that her stomach is still tiny, so if she's still hungry it would be better to feed her more often than larger amounts.

Cathi - posted on 08/24/2009

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As much as she wants. Babies won't overeat...or stave themselves for that matter. She will take what she needs to be nourished and grow. My little guy seemed to take more and more every week or so. At three months he was taking 10oz every three hours, so I got the doc to let me start solids.

Kia - posted on 08/24/2009

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At one month old, babies go through a growth spurt and they want to eat ALL the time. My son is 3 months now and he did the same thing. His pediatrician warned me though so I was a little prepared. I wouldn't go over 5 ounces because she is only 1 month old. You can try feeding her a little closer together, like every two and a half hours until she gets over her growth spurt.

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What I have heard is 2.5 x baby's weight = number of ounce per day. So for example 2.5 x 10lbs = 25 ounce a day. If she is eating a lot more then that I would ask the doctor at her next check up. If she is a big baby, then what you are doing now might be just right. :)

Jennifer - posted on 08/23/2009

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Being that she is only a month old, you should encourage her to eat more! so keep on makin her those bottles for her! Babies need chubbyness to them!! I had same problem with my little man when he was about amonth old, and now he is almost 5months! They tend to eat and eat, and than after a certion point they'll stay at a certion oz. for awhile than slowly move there way up the bottle! good luck! Jennifer!

Sarah - posted on 08/22/2009

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maybe you could try increase her feeds by another oz or 2.

or possibly try a formula designed for hungrier babies ?

i don't think it matters how much they have as long as their able to cope with it .. such as not throwing up due to having too much and putting on weight steadily ..

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