Amount of milk in bottle

Cindy - posted on 11/14/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My son is 5 weeks old and he has trouble drinking his entire 4 ounces of milk. at times he only drinks 2 ounces and at other times it goes from 3 to 5. Is this normal ??

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That is completely normal. Sometimes your baby is more hungry than at other times, just like you. As long as he has clear urine in his diaper and has several wet and/or dirty diapers a day he's getting plenty to eat.

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Melissa - posted on 12/18/2009

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Quoting Cindy:

Amount of milk in bottle

My son is 5 weeks old and he has trouble drinking his entire 4 ounces of milk. at times he only drinks 2 ounces and at other times it goes from 3 to 5. Is this normal ??



yes that is normal. my first son was like that. they just dont need to take in that much.

Cindy - posted on 12/17/2009

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He is now 10 weeks old and still does the samething.. the doctor said he was a picky eater since he will cry while eating.. At one bottle he may eat only 2 ounces while the next one he'll drink 6, it's never the same amount. The doctor reassured me that the baby will now starve himself unless he was sick. He is gaining weight and does not have any feever therefor there is nothing wrong with him.. Just have to be really patient with him LOL

Debbie - posted on 12/15/2009

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My daughter does this too. I just let her eat the amount she wants as long as they are gaining weight my doctor told me not to worry about it. Sometimes they just aren't as hungry as other times.

Aimee - posted on 12/13/2009

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My Lily is 7 weeks and goes from 2 oz to 4oz a feeding. Sometimes she'll stay up for hours and eat an ounce every hour or so. I just feed her when she is hungry.

Sara - posted on 12/13/2009

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my son just turned 10 weeks and he eats anything between 4 and 6 oz every 2-3 hours. usually at night before bed he takes 6 oz and will sleep 4-5 hours without waking up. but during the day he will eat 4-6 oz at a time.

Lindsey - posted on 12/13/2009

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hiya my lill girl is 7wks old on tues but she was six week early i make up 3oz bottles for her take 3hourly but she wakes up after two hours wantting her bottle so i give to her then she will go three hours but some time se will go 3 n half hours i sometimes think the milk she is on is not filling her up iv tryed to keep her to a routine but it just not working... sometimes also she will just play with the bottle in her mouth then she will start to drink im confused as to how i can keep her to 3hourly n 3oz....

Kim - posted on 12/13/2009

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mine has just turned 7 wks and feeding can change 1 day drinks 3 oz the next he can drink up to 6 oz it depends on the day and what he feeling like

Jackie - posted on 12/09/2009

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I have 8 week old twins and the girl usually takes 5oz. every bottle no problem but the boy takes between 3 and 5oz. each time it just depends. It is totally different between babies.. but they are both gaining weight and have normal pee and poop diapers so the doctor said not to worry. They just are hungrier sometimes than others.

Doreen - posted on 12/06/2009

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Oh im glad im not alone, i was a bit worried, my daughter is 5 weeks old and she barely finishes her 4oz bottle.
I guess i just have to relax if that's normal then

Tiffany - posted on 12/01/2009

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I was wondering if I was having the same problem myself!! My little girl would sometimes eat 5 ozs and she was only a newborn!! My pediatrician just kept telling me to let her eat what she wants.. so finally I got her down and content with a 3 oz bottle. She's almost 5 weeks old.

Laura - posted on 11/30/2009

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My son is 6 weeks old and still only drinks 3 to 4 oz at a time. He has tons of wet and poopy diapers and weighs 12 lbs and was 7# 9 oz at birth so every baby is different I think 3 to 5 oz is just fine..

Dorelle - posted on 11/30/2009

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My boy is a month old and will eat between 4ozs and 6ozs per feeding. I also breast feed!! I guess there are no guide lines to a baby's appetite!LOL

Cindy - posted on 11/16/2009

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Glad to see that I'm not the only one dealing with this problem.. I guess there's not really anything to do than just let him eat what he wants...

Camille - posted on 11/15/2009

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I'm dealing with the same thing. I've read that by week 5 they should be eating anywhere from 4 ounces and more. However, my little boy is 5 weeks and will eat anywhere from 2-4 ounces per feeding. Not much consistancy. Sometimes, he just nurses the bottle but doesn't eat anything.

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