# 4 month old drinking 6 oz?

Christy - posted on 01/28/2010 ( 44 moms have responded )

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my daughter is drinking 6oz. is that to much ?

Heather - posted on 01/28/2010

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my 17 week old twins eat 6oz 6 times a day. (formula) They are 13-14lbs.

There is a formula to figure out what they need

there weight x 2.5 and then take that number and divide it by the number of feedings a day

example 13lbsx2.5= 32.5 divided by 6 feedings=5.4oz 6 times a day

Elisa - posted on 01/30/2010

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My 4 month old is on 7 - 8oz every 3 - 4hours she has a dinner and the 7oz bottle about 5pm

Kellie - posted on 01/28/2010

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Mason does 4 oz in the morning (already established he's not a morning eater, funny) and then 5 oz during the day. He does 6 oz with his overnight bottle. Sounds right to me :)

Dottie - posted on 01/28/2010

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I have a chart from the Dr.s Office that says a 4 month old should be consuming 27 to 39 oz a day formula or Breast Milk I nurse so I haven't a clue how much my baby is taking in I just think sometimes she doesn't want to nurse long at all and when I pump I'm lucky to get 3-4 oz right now she's 4 1/2 months now I feed her baby rice cereal 1-2 times a day but your baby's weight will let you know is what kind of answer I get when I ask I think she's doing fine to drink 6 oz as long as she isn't throwing up after you feed her is she eating anything else? How often is she going w/o a bottle between feedings?

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Candace - posted on 02/11/2010

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If they are hungry feed them. As long as they aren't making themself sick they are fine. They know when they are full unless they have stomach problems like my son has acid reflux. He can only handle 4 oz every 2 hours with rice cereal (otherwise, he would never feel full and would eat 24/7 if you let him). Which is perfectly fine. He isn't over weight he is growing on time for his gender and his length. IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOUR CHILD! There is also what they call a "snacker" taking like 2 oz to 3 oz every hour to hour and a half. Again, perfectly fine. You have to go by the child... they will tell you.

Candace - posted on 02/11/2010

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When my son was 4 months that is what they told me he should be taking. He can't though. And when I last saw the doctor they still suggested 6 oz every 3-4 hours.

Sarah - posted on 02/11/2010

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I was told at my 4month check up that a baby can't manipulate you for more food. (My daughter is in the 98th percentile so I was worried I was overfeeding her.) If they are hungry, feed em! As long as they aren't throwing up you're a-ok. My daughter takes about 6 oz per feeding and is almost 5 months.

Katie - posted on 02/11/2010

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My daughter was on 6oz at three months but really settled once she reached that amount. She only lasted a few weeks when ever she moved up an once. a few babies that attend a group i go to were on large amounts of milk very quickly xx

Rebekah - posted on 02/05/2010

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my daughter is 4 months old and is only eating 4 oz. i dont know if that is enough for her but she only eats every 3-4 hours.

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My 4 month old is taking 8 oz, he's about 18 lds though, its not too much as long as she's not spitting up.

Bethanie - posted on 02/03/2010

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my 5 month old is drinking 4oz bottles still I think whatever they drink and u allow them to drink they know when the are hungry or full....I just go with the flow of her.

Danni - posted on 02/02/2010

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Not a problem babe my little girl is on 6oz still :) She been on 6oz since she was three and a half months :)♥

Melissa - posted on 02/02/2010

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my son turned 4 months on jan. 30th and he had been eating 6 oz since he was just over 2 months old and he weighs 14 pounds 7 oz, and apparently right on schedule for his length too. Nothing wrong with it in my opinion. For the last 3 three days he has been eating so much (6 oz every 2 hours) so I actually upped it to 7 oz for now.

Melissa - posted on 02/02/2010

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No I don't think so my babe when he was 4months could polish off a 9 oz bottle.

Kaci - posted on 02/01/2010

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my 4 month old twins have been eating 7 ounces since they were about a month and a half they are now wating first foods and cereal my doctor says thats great!

Rachel - posted on 02/01/2010

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My son is 4 months almost 5 months he drinks 6-7 ounces every 3 to 4 hours...

Becky - posted on 01/31/2010

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i wouldnt think so..my 4month old lil man drinks 6oz every 4 hours..i think as long as they r full n happy thats all that should matter..

Amanda - posted on 01/31/2010

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my daughter is 4 months old and has been on 6 oz bottles since 3 months, she even cries sometimes afterward, but i think thats just because we're starting on cereal, and so the bottles don't fill her up as much.

Candice - posted on 01/31/2010

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heck no lol my daughter was drinking six ounces at a time by the time she was 1 and a half months her pediatrician said as long as she doesnt exceed 30 ounces of formula a day shes doing good...but my baby is a pound and some ounces overweight she weighs 15 pounds 10 ounces

LIZZIE - posted on 01/31/2010

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oh no thats about right, your baby needs about 150mls or 5ozs per kg for growth. so depending on how many bottles shes takes you can work it out for yourself.

ErinMarie - posted on 01/31/2010

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no, my daughter is 4 1/2 mo. and she drinks a 6 oz. bottle about 5 times a day . You just have to make sure she's maintaining a healthy body weight ( talk about it with your doctor! ) and take your cues from her. If she's playing with the bottle rather than eating than she's not hungry , if she sucks the 6 oz. right down then its okay.

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well, it really just depends on how fast your child is growing, i give my little girl 4 oz of formula 2-3 x's daily, and shes 4 mths old, and the rest of the time i mix half and half cereal and formula, and she's growing extremely fast, my doctor says not to give her too much formula cuz you dont want them to get used to eating a whole lot, or when they get old enough to start eating regular food, they'll want a lot of it and you dont want them to gain weight too quickly, but i think it just depends on how their growing!

Nakima - posted on 01/30/2010

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My som is drinking between 5-6 oz. at each feeding. I also give him one feeding of 1st foods and sometimes rice cereal. I think you're good!

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oh! not at all! My Ashleigh is in the 50% of both weight and height at 3 months and she will somethimes take 7oz. It's usually 3-4 oz at a time, then an hour later she wants more. Babies will not overfeed. They go through little spirts, like now Ash won't even do 4 oz. But that will change soon, i'm sure! If they want it, give it!

Bethan - posted on 01/30/2010

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Hi, my daughter is 4 & half months old and she usually has 5 bottles sometimes 6 a day of 6oz per feed, sometimes shel leave a tiny drop but shel always have 7oz on the last feed before bed.

Ali - posted on 01/30/2010

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My son is 4months. He also drinks 6oz every 3 hours! I'm not trying to make it every 4 hours!

Tessa - posted on 01/29/2010

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I think that is about normal. It is on the high end, but I do'nt think it is overfeeding. My son only takes 3-4 oz at a time though, and he's soon to be 5 months! But he also eats every two hours.

Sarah - posted on 01/29/2010

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i breastfeed, so i'm not sure how much he is getting all the time. but when he has been away, i have made him 8 ounce bottles, and he drank them. he was almost 4 months old then

Bianca - posted on 01/29/2010

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no diffentally not if shes ready for 6 ounces let her have it :) my son is also 4 months and he drinks 6-8 ounces although i have o idea were it all goes :/ lol but dont worry every baby devlopes at diffrent paces your doing great :)

Sarah - posted on 01/29/2010

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My 4 month old is also eating between 6-7oz at each feeding! He's probably getting about 30-32oz a day plus a little bit of rice cereal or a pureed food once a day

Brandi - posted on 01/29/2010

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my daughter is 4 months old and sometimes she will have 8 -9 oz but most of the time she eats 6.

Brie - posted on 01/29/2010

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ultimately you daughter will let you know she has had enough... i thought the same about my son but he let me know when he had enough and he never spit it back up so your not quite in as much control over what they eat as you think... its kind of suprising actually

Christy - posted on 01/28/2010

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she gos abou 3 hours then i give her 6 oz again , and feed her once a day with solids. plus she has rice cereal at night

Rebel - posted on 01/28/2010

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At my sons 4 month well child the ped asked how much he was eating at I told her he eats 4 oz every 3 hours and she said at 4 months their bellys can hold 6 oz. That was 2 weeks ago. He is now eating 5 oz at a feeding!

Samantha - posted on 01/28/2010

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my son is 4 months old and is also drinking 6 oz. i am breastfeeding basically full time. the only time i dont is when i am either at school or work. but just recently my mother-in-law said that he doesnt seem satisfied from a 4 oz bottle. but when she gives him two more ounces, he's satisfied.

Shay - posted on 01/28/2010

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That sounds about right. My 4 month old Daughter drinks 7oz bottles, although she normally leaves a little.

Jodie - posted on 01/28/2010

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my daughter takes up to 9ozs in some feeds. It differs from baby to baby but as long as their putting on weight healthily it should be okay. Plus on most formula packets they have infomation on what they should be taking. Even though my daughters on so much she only has about 4 feeds a day. If your still worried talk to ur doctor x

Corene - posted on 01/28/2010

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I fix my daughter Grace 6 oz at a time, most of the time she eats it all, sometimes she will only eat 5 oz. It just depends, it seems like she lets me know how hungry she is. We actually had her at 4 oz at 3 months, and within 1 1/2 hours she was fussing that she was hungry. I think it completely depends on your baby's growing rate and appetite!

Karen - posted on 01/28/2010

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my son is four months and he drinks about 6 ozs at a time (7 if he's overslept a feeding time)

Noreen - posted on 01/28/2010

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I don't think so! My son Kaleb was formula fed from 3mo-12mo and he was taking 8oz bottles at 3 months!!! He was huge! He is 5 now and is very tall and thin! He wear's 6slims from OshGosh that have the expandable waist in them and I have to put the waistband thing on the first setting for them to fit him right!! Looking back 5 yrs, he needed those extra ounces because he was a very active baby boy!! Crawling by 5/6 months, pulling up and climbing on everything by 6/7 months, and walking by 9months (running at 10!) She knows what she needs, and if she is satisfied at 6oz, give it to her! :O)

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