How many ounces are other 6 week old bottle fed babies eating?

Megan - posted on 03/06/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )

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My daughter is eating about 3oz every 2 hours. Is this normal?

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Katie - posted on 03/09/2009

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My daughter is almost 7 weeks old and she takes 3-4 oz. every 3 hours.It's hard to get her to eat after she has had 2 oz. sometimes.

K'nesha - posted on 03/11/2009

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My daughter is almost 7 weeks and she eats anywhere between 4oz to 6oz during the day and between 2oz to 3oz at night. I piece of advise my doctor told me was a baby will not starve him/her self, when he/she is hugry they will let you know, so if he/she is only eating a little now that means they are content with that.

Sarah - posted on 03/22/2009

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Quoting Cheryl:



my son takes 5 - 6 oz he's my 3rd n my 1st baby was like yr daughter its called feedin on demand try to give her boiled water to put her off til shes goin every 4hrs it makes it so much easier if they take 5oz upwards evry 4hrs xx






i've been trying to give oliver boiled water to try and put him off ...



he doesn't like though!

Marlena - posted on 03/10/2009

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Well I dnt think there's anything wrong with that... My little girl eats anywhere between 4 to 6 ounces about every 4-6 hours.

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Tiffany - posted on 03/22/2009

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My daughter is now 8 weeks old, but she was eating 5 ozs. at 6 weeks and is now taking 6 ozs. The doc says feed her if she's hungry...let her be the boss. Just so long as she's not spitting up a lot.

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my baby is drinking 4oz n he is 8weeks old but soo tiny he only weighs 8lb3 and he feeds every 3/4 hrs but dus sleep 8half hrs b4 he wakes up 4 a feed..... when he was 1st born he was only 5lb 12  and he wud struggle 2 drink 1oz cuz his stomach is little it can only take soo much... somtyms now it takes me up2 an hr 2 feed him 4oz cuz he like 2 hav a lil break inbetween x

Sarah - posted on 03/22/2009

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my son usually just feeds when he feels like it .. so every 2-4hours usually.



i've been giving him 5oz as he was always hungry after 4! though he has a bit of a cold so sometimes he might only take 2 or 3oz ...he's 7weeks old and i'm now trying to increase it to 6oz

Kim - posted on 03/14/2009

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My daughter has been drinking 5 oz every 2-3 hours during the day since she was 4 weeks old. She's 7 weeks now and just started taking 6 oz every 2.5 to 3 hours or so.

Cheryl - posted on 03/12/2009

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my son takes 5 - 6 oz he's my 3rd n my 1st baby was like yr daughter its called feedin on demand try to give her boiled water to put her off til shes goin every 4hrs it makes it so much easier if they take 5oz upwards evry 4hrs xx

Jessica - posted on 03/12/2009

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my 2 month old has been eatting 8-10oz every 4 hours for about 3 weeks now. He's one hungry boy..

Dawn - posted on 03/11/2009

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My son is 7 1/2 weeks old and he's taking 5 ounces every 3-4 (sometimes, but rarely 5) hours. I thought he was the hungriest baby in the world, but his doctors say that babies will only eat if they're hungry and they won't overeat.

Danielle - posted on 03/11/2009

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I had just introduced formula at 6wks and he was eating 4oz every 3 hours. Every baby is obviously different, so what really is normal. You just feed them when they are hungry and when they are full, they are full.

Charity - posted on 03/10/2009

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My chunko is eating between 4-6 oz. at each feeding & he just turned 7 weeks.  I try to feed him every 3 hours, but sometimes he is hungry in between.  He sleeps great at night though, so I can't complain too much.  :)

Kirsten - posted on 03/10/2009

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My son eats 4-6oz. every 3 hours, but my other son was more of a snacker and did the 3oz every 2-3 hours. I think it all depends on the child.

Christine - posted on 03/10/2009

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MY SON IS 8 WEEKS AND HE JUST STARTED DRINKING 6-7 OUNCES EVERY 3 HOURS DURING THE DAY AND OVER NIGHT W/ ONE FEEDING AT 4OUNCES...

Mary - posted on 03/09/2009

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my daughter is just over 7 weeks and has 5oz of hungger baby every 2-3 hours in the day but only 2oz at night but does only get up once..

Kristin - posted on 03/09/2009

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My son is 7 weeks and takes 6 oz every 3-4 hours. His doctor told me that he should take half of his weight in ozs. He is a little over 12lbs so he gets 6 ozs.

Heather - posted on 03/09/2009

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My son is a little over 7 weeks...and is taking 5 oz every 2 1/2-3 hours during the day....then he'll have 5 oz  at night, and he'll sleep a 6 1/2-7 hour stretch at night.

Jessica - posted on 03/07/2009

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My daughter is 7 weeks and we just moved the bottles to 6 oz every 3 hours.  (she only eats once between 10 pm and 7 am). She doesn't take the full bottler every feeding but she does 2 or 3 bottles a day.  I watch for what Jillian wants.  If you finish a bottle and the baby is still showing a hunger signs offer more formula.  Your baby will help you determine what she needs. If you feel she needs more formula offer it.

Kelsey - posted on 03/07/2009

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my daughter is having between  6-8oz every 3-4 hours! i thought it might be too much but the doctor said if thats what she wants, itts what she needs

Nancy - posted on 03/07/2009

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My daughter is 7 weeks and has 5 oz bottles of breastmilk during the day, every 4 hours and has 5 oz of formula at night.

Heidi-Anne - posted on 03/07/2009

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My son is now 6 1/2 to 7 lbs and eats 2-3 oz every 3 hours. Like  Ashley said I was also told 2.5 oz per pound so at 6.5 lbs he should eat 16.25 oz a day and eats anywhere from 16-21 oz a day.

Ashley - posted on 03/06/2009

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When my son was 6 weeks he was at 3 oz every two hours. I read somewhere that as long as they are getting 2.5 oz per pound they weigh in a 24 hour period that they were getting enough. My son is now 2 months old and sometimes he takes 6 oz sometimes 4. At his 2-3am feeding he sometimes only takes 2oz.

Lisa - posted on 03/06/2009

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I pump and bottle feed, and my daughter eats anywhere from 2-3 oz every 2-3 hours during the day -- then 4 oz for her two night feeds. I read that 2-4 oz is normal for this age.

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