How much is "normal" to eat for this age?

Heidi - posted on 03/31/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My daughter eats in crazy patterns, none of this 3 ounces every three hours, some times she just wants two and then an hour later she might want two more and then four hours later she will want four. (you can see where i am going with this) does anyone have any advice or simular situations?

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Amy - posted on 04/20/2009

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My daughter drinks about 6 oz every 3-4 hours. We do have occasions where she will drink only a few oz. She is also slleping thru the night!!

Katt - posted on 04/19/2009

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My daughter eats 7oz every 3 hours! It all depends on the baby, they're all diffrent!

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My little guy is 10wks, and takes 8oz every 3-5 hours. Wow, I guess he's got a heck of an appetite huh? I don't think he's getting too much because he doesn't really spit up that much...he just started taking 8oz feedings a couple of weeks ago. Right around then is when he started to sleep all night. YAY!!

Abbie - posted on 04/06/2009

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Gav has been hitting the irregularity too.  He'll do anywhere from 3 to 5 ounces depending on his mood.  I have a hard time getting him to take bottles though -- unless they are warm.  My other two were primarily bottle feeders, so it is new to me to have a baby who takes a different amount every time...but I guess that's the way it is when you breastfeed right?  They have what they need and then they're done.  As long as you're not depriving them and they are taking decent naps/sleeping at night...you're doing fine!

Heidi - posted on 04/06/2009

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thanks everyone it is just re-assuring that i am not the only one :) and that i am doing this right

Sarah - posted on 04/06/2009

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We are having the same problem.



She is a "snacker" I find!



My doctor told me that she can be having up to 6 oz every 4 hours right now if we choose too.



We plan to move her from 4oz to 5 oz bottles today.  (Hopefully ever 4 hours!)

Ashley - posted on 04/06/2009

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As long as they are getting 2-2.5 oz per pound they weigh in a 24 hour period they are getting enough! My son has a routine so he eats every 2-3 hours. Right now he is eating 5-6 oz. Sometimes he wants less.

Tonya - posted on 04/03/2009

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my daughter does the same thing. i just let her decide, if shes hungry then shes gotta eat. if shes not hungry for a few hours thats fine too.

Tammy - posted on 04/03/2009

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Im having the same problem with my son.  My first two boys were regular feeders, every 4 hours...But this one has 60ml then two hours laster has 90ml...when in fact he is suppose to be having 180ml every 4 hours......I have given up making larger bottles only to waste it and I am now writing down what he drinks in a 24 hour period so I know he is getting enough.  The good news here is there is no way he isn't getting enough as he is 6.3kg at nearly 11 weeks...so I guess I just keep going with demand feeding.

Christina - posted on 04/03/2009

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My son has been the same way. Just when I think I know how much he will eat. . .it changes. He knows what he needs I guess. I think that babies must get hungry at different times of the day. He will eat from 2 oz. up to 5 oz. He will sleep an hour or he sleeps for 4 hours. Babies just have their own silly schedules. I think your girl seems to have a healthy appetite : )

Meghan - posted on 04/02/2009

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My 2 month old goes through times when she wants to eat a lot and then there are times she just wants something to suck on. I think it is normal, as long as they gain weight and seem happy and content. She will have four ounces at this time, and then 1/2 hour later want two more. She is gaining her weight and she is happy and content. They just go through different growth spurts, some babies don't want to eat at all.

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