How many ounces of formula should my 3 month old be eating

Kristina - posted on 12/05/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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My daughter, Dakota, is 3 months old and she's eating 7 ounces of formula every 4 1/2 to 5 hours. Is it ok that she's only eating about 5 times a day??? Is that normal?

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Christina - posted on 12/09/2009

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my son is about 3months and eats 6ozs or more sometimes ever 4 hrs-ish he has slept through the night from like 1 -2weeks.

Christina - posted on 12/09/2009

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my doctor told me not to worry about how much they are eating as long as they arent over weight and they arent throwing up after each feeding. but if you are really concerned about it ask your doctor. HTH

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Acquelyn - posted on 12/09/2009

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Oh my goodness!!! My 15lb two month old is drinking 4 to 5 ounces. I thought this was a lot for him. What I say is give to her if she wants it. It sounds like she is hungry, but at least the milk is holding her every couple of hours. Mines eat every hour and a half.

Laura - posted on 12/09/2009

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That's how my daughter is, too. She eats a large amount a few times a day instead of small feedings closer together. As long as she is gaining weight and healthy it's fine. All babies are different.

Stephanie - posted on 12/09/2009

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yea thats fine my daughter is eating 7ounces and she is 3 months old every 4 hrs during the day but she sleep all night now

Lacy - posted on 12/09/2009

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My 3 mo old has been taking 8oz every 4hrs for a month now. She is a big eater. She has slept through the night since she was 7wks old. She goes to bed around 10 and I wake her at 6:30 so I can get to work. She also eats 5 times a day. She gets a cereal bottle in the morning and then every other bottle and at her 10 feeding she gets Enfamil Restful. It is a wonderful product for babies that just cant stay full.

Toni - posted on 12/08/2009

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It is whatever your child is hunger for, you'll know. My daughter is 11 weeks and she is eating 5.5 ozs every 3.5- 4 hours. Her last feeding is at 10, and I have to wake her up at 7:30 to eat.( to get her older brother to school) So 5 bottles. So 27.5 ozs,

Heather - posted on 12/07/2009

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my daughtere is 3 months in 10 days she eats 4 oz. every 3-5 hours and sleeps thru the night so every baby is most likely eating differnt thn others

Jacquelyn - posted on 12/07/2009

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my son was in the hospital for surgery and an infant nutritionist came and spoke to us. Our son had to slowly introduce feedings again. Anyway, she mentioned that around 2months he should be eating about 4oz each feeding and at 3months it should be around 5oz. My son eats every 3 hours and that was normal for his age.

Viviana - posted on 12/07/2009

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My son drinks between 6.5 to 7 oz every 3.5 to 4 hours. He feeds 5 times a day as well, sometimes 6, so your baby is sounding the pretty similar to mine!

Buffy - posted on 12/06/2009

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Our son has a bottle of 4 ounces every 3 hrs. 32 ounces a day! They will eat all they can hold and there is no true way to measure what each baby should eat and when. Babies will not starve themselves but can overeat.

Kellie - posted on 12/06/2009

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Yeah, mine's doing 5oz. every 4 hours so that's 6 bottles a day. (30 oz. a day)

Brittany - posted on 12/06/2009

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my son is 10 wks an he eats 7 to 8 oz every 3 hours!! i think its a lil crazy because my nephew is 8 wks and only eats 4 oz. But when i was pregnant i had about 5 ultrasounds at the childrens hospital and they told me that he would have a big stomach.

Kristina - posted on 12/06/2009

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Thanks for all the information everyone! Im a new mom.. and I just wanted to make sure that it was normal for her. She sleeps through that night and shes staying up a little bit longer, but still takes about 3 or so naps. She sleeps until shes hungry again.

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My 2 1/2 mos old is eating about the same except he's doing an average of 5 ozs every 3 hrs (7x/dy=35ozs.) Sounds like she's doing good to me! Hopefully mine will move to the more less frequently soon! That'd be nice...

ERIN - posted on 12/06/2009

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my son is 11 weeks and eats 4oz every 3 to 4 hrs unless he is sleeping thru the night then he doesnt wake up to eat he sleeps from about 11 to 8am

Jamie - posted on 12/06/2009

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My son is 2 1/2 and usually eats about 5 oz every 3-4 hours. I would say your daughter is fine! She's getting fuller so not eating as much. My neice was eating 7 oz at 3 weeks!! Thats a little crazy.

Melanie - posted on 12/05/2009

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My daughter is eating about 24 ounces a day so it sounds like your daughter is big eater, I wouldn't worry about it.

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