Amount of milk in bottle
Melissa - posted on 12/18/2009
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
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
Lindsey - posted on 12/13/2009
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....
Jackie - posted on 12/09/2009
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.
Tiffany - posted on 12/01/2009
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.
Camille - posted on 11/15/2009
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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