How much should a 2 month old be eating?

Kaylee - posted on 12/15/2010 ( 58 moms have responded )

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My Dr. told me my 2 1/2 month old baby should only be eating 2 oz every 3-4 hours. How much does your 2 month old baby eat/

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Amy - posted on 11/03/2012

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My baby is 2 months old and drinks 3 oz every 3 hours is that to little?

Nadine - posted on 10/09/2013

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My 10 week old drinks 4 to 5oZ every 3 hours and sleeps through night :)

Felicia Tia - posted on 12/20/2010

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My son will be 10 weeks on Wednesday.. Hes been eating 4-6oz every 3 hours but sometimes he'll eat up to 10oz!! Everyone tells us we over feed him but he'll scream till he gets a bottle or breast...

Charmaine - posted on 01/11/2011

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Don't know how much is 2 oz, but Danika drinks 120ml every 4 hours. She use to drink 160ml every 4 hours, but for some unknown reason stopped drinking, she drinks 80ml and then I force feed her 40ml until she had enough. but you can calculate it; baby's weight x 150 / by the amounts of bottles in 24 hours. (eg. 4kg x 150 / 5 = 120ml) so baby must drink 120ml per bottle.

Amber - posted on 12/05/2013

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My baby boy wants 4-5 oz every 2 hours. Even through the night :( it's exhausting!

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Chas - posted on 01/23/2014

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My 2 month old baby girl eats 6-8 oz. & sleeps through the night mostly..

Winnie - posted on 01/15/2014

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my baby is about to be 2 months old in 6days,non eating like he use to not even 4 bottle a day and doenst really like breastfeed,i try de milk with a little bit of cereal stil nothing,means i cant sleep abcause he always awake to only drink like 2 oz,what should i do

Andrea - posted on 11/24/2013

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my son weighed 7lbs 2ozs at birth and is about to be 2months old and is eating exactly 4ozs every 3 to 4hrs. Before bed i put a little bit of cereal and he sleeps all night. Karo syrup is also good to put in the milk especially if your formula is not thick. Because my baby uses Similac Sensitive and it isnt as thick as Similac advance. Just depends on the milk and your baby ;)
GOOD LUCK LADIES

Alysha - posted on 11/22/2013

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My 2 month old eats 20 oz some feedings and will still wake up 1 to 4 hours later looking for his normal 4 to 10 oz..... Is this normal what can I do to satisfy his hunger?

Chantal - posted on 05/18/2013

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What was his birth weight? If your formula feeding does he spit up a lot. He might not like it. I changed my baby's Formula from good start powder to a concentrated one she's eating so much better now. Best thing I ever did for her. I also changed the nipples to Latex. It's easier for them to suck.

Chantal - posted on 05/18/2013

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Somebody the other day told me a baby at 2.5 months should be eating 6-8 oz every 4 hours. I tried this morning Ava ate 4.5 she was done

Kyndra - posted on 01/19/2013

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My son at 2 1/2 months old only weighs 7lb9oz and eats 2oz every 3-4 hours

Traci - posted on 11/22/2012

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Mine eats 4 - 5 every two - three hours. 2 oz doesn't seem like enough!!!

Patricia - posted on 08/08/2012

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My Twins girls are 1 month n 8 days n when I feed them 3oz Bottles they want more that y I give them 4oz...is that too much

Patricia - posted on 08/08/2012

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My Twins girls are 1 month n 8 days n when I feed them 3oz Bottles they want more that y I give them 4oz...is that too much

Patricia - posted on 08/08/2012

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My Twins girls are 1 month n 8 days n when I feed them 3oz Bottles they want more that y I give them 4oz...is that too much

Patricia - posted on 08/08/2012

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My Twins girls are 1 month n 8 days n when I feed them 3oz Bottles they want more that y I give them 4oz...is that too much

Jennifer - posted on 02/07/2012

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my son just turned 2 months yesterday and he is eating 5 oz every 2 -3 hours

Sheena - posted on 02/02/2012

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My daughter will be 3 months old on the 4th and she drinks about 7-10 ounces at a time and will go about 4 hours and 8 hours at night. The pedi said we are feeding her too much and try to space it out but She will just scream until she gets that bottle. She was drinking about 3 ounces at birth and she is always kicking and moving and smiling when she gets her acid reflux meds. If she doesn't get them then she will just scream in pain. But honestly, I don't care what her doctor says because her 17 month old sister ate this much and she is a healthy kid. I think if the child is hungry she will eat. If not, Then she will spit the bottle out

Hayley - posted on 01/12/2011

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at 2 month old, my daughter was on 9oz hungry baby milk every hour so had to wean her, shes on 3 meals a day now and shes fine with it, shes 12lb 4oz and was 8lb born

Josephine - posted on 01/11/2011

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My son has been eating 8oz since he was about 2/2and a half months! And he goes anywhere for 2 and half to 4/5 hours, at night he usually goes from 9/10 till 6/7am!! Hes always been a big eater!!

Keirran - posted on 01/07/2011

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i find that really odd as thats how much our daughter was eating every 2-3 hours when she was a newborn as i expressed for the first month (10 days overdue weighing 8pd 10oz) now that she is almost 3 months i am making her bottle up at around 7 oz (she is now formula fed and thats what the tin says even for a 2 month old) she usually only takes around 5-6oz though, she also sleeps from 12am-9am an when she wakes up has a full 7oz feed usually. she has around 5-6 bottles a day (every 3-4 hours) so i really dont understand why your doctor would say that it seems very odd. a baby will tell you if he's hungry so i would go off his cues and not what the doctor said as i do believe that would be very bad for his growth. Our girl at nearly 3 months is now around 13 pounds something (6kg so not sure exactly how much in pounds/ounces) and the CHN said she is doing great

Kathryn - posted on 12/30/2010

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My daughter is the same age and she is breastfed but i know if i pump out i can pump out AT LEAST 5 oz in the same time it takes her to nurse. I wouldnt worry about it just let the baby eat.

Kasi - posted on 12/30/2010

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my baby is 2mnths nd she drinks 6oz bottles...but i recently switched formulas nd its powder so you can only make 2,4,8, ozs so she drinks the 6 nd then drinks the 2 maybe 20-25 mins later. i also had a big baby 9lbs 0.1 ozs

Suzanne - posted on 12/29/2010

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My doctor and lactation consultant said 24-30 oz per day. I have twins and both are eating about 4-6 oz 6 times a day

Christi - posted on 12/29/2010

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That's true, my doctor told me that it is ok and even common for my daughter to not have a bowl movement for up to 13 days!! Imagine if you held it in that long...lol

Kristen - posted on 12/29/2010

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Your baby will let you know if she is getting enough, not everything the doctors tell you are 100%, trust your instincts.

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My two month old eats a minimum of 4 oz every 3 to 4 hours. She would starve if she was only getting 2 oz.

Christi - posted on 12/28/2010

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Yes, she was 4 lbs 9 oz when born and is now 8lbs 4 oz, the same weight my other daughter was the day she was born!!

Kristen - posted on 12/28/2010

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Really? Wow, I am amazed by that advice. I was told that when my son was a newborn. He just had his 2 month check-up and shots yesterday and when reviewing his feeding routine, 5-8 oz every 3-5 hours the doctor said he was right on target. Is your baby gaining weight consistently?

Christi - posted on 12/26/2010

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My daughter is eating between 4 and 6 ounces a feeding now, and has started eating rice cereal because her formula alone was not enough to keep her full at night. She was eating every hour to every half an hour all night long, now she is sleeping through the night!!

Bethany - posted on 12/26/2010

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My son is almost 3 months but when he was two months he was eating like 4 oz every 3 to 5 oz. Dont believe eveything the drs tell u

Shantelle - posted on 12/25/2010

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i have a two month old and he eats 4-5 oz every 5-6 hrs, and i have numerous friends with kids that are bout the same way. the more they eat the longer they will sleep.

Alnaïra - posted on 12/25/2010

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My 2 1/2 month baby eat for about 5 to 5 1/5 oz six time a day. She wakes when she is hungry sometimes is it every 3 hours but somedays she sleeps for about 5 hours.

Joanna - posted on 12/23/2010

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I'm breastfeeding, but I've pumped before and found I am making about 2 oz a boob, and she does 1 boob every 2-3 hours. So that sounds about right.

Elisha - posted on 12/23/2010

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My son was born 5 weeks early and my ped. wants him to eat more than that. He eats 3 to 4 ounces every 3 hours. I don't think you should let a newborn go for over 3 hours to eat. That might make them confused that it's night time. He ended up in the ICU caues he wasn't eating but 2 oz every two hours. And had a fever. He also has respirory distress symdrome. When a child doesn't eat properly they tend to have other problems. And end up in the hospital like mine, mostly for dehydration. Seeing a small baby get stuck so many times to get an IV in is the worst experence ever. So I think you should get a second opinion, if she eats more than what he did say.

Sara - posted on 12/23/2010

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My daughter is 9 weeks old and eats 5oz every 2-3 hours. She was a normal 7lbs 10 oz baby...now weighs about 12 lbs. She does not like to go more than 3 hours in between feedings! When she's hungry she does not like to wait! She never spits up...she's just a hungry baby! I think it all depends on the child honestly.

Elysia - posted on 12/23/2010

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My daughter will be 2 months monday and she drinks 4 oz ever 3-4 hours and she sleeps through the night she weighed 7lbs 13oz and now she is 12lbs its funny the dr say that because my oldest when she was born she was 6lbs 13oz and she would drink 5oz ever 3hrz now that she is 4 she weights only 32lb i have parents tell me that my daughther looks like she needs to eat more the dr says she is completely heathy..... You make your own decision on how you feed your baby dont starve them

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oh he was 5 lb 13 oz birth weight, 5 lb 3 oz at 1 week bc he had jaundice and at 2 months he was 10 lb 10 oz. hes growing really well

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my son eats 7 oz at least 6 times per day. hes 2.5 months. my ped said after theyre over 8 lbs you should feed them 0.5 oz per lb of body weight every 4 hours. so if hes 10 lb thats 5 oz every 4 hours. my son usually only lasts 2.5-3 hours though except in the middle of the night lol

MOMMBY Mom - posted on 12/21/2010

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My baby girl will drink 4 - 4 1/2 ounces in a bottle. My doctor said that is good. She eats every couple hours during the day but then she usually sleeps about 10 hours at night before eating again. For more information on how much a typical baby eats please refer here: http://mommby.com/Breastfeeding_and_Bott...

Amy - posted on 12/21/2010

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That doesn't seem right. It depends on what they weight though. My little girl was born weighing 8 lb some odd oz and since she was about 4 weeks old she'll eat between 25 and 30 oz a day. She'll eat about 2-4 hours apart during the day, and go a 9 hour stretch at night. Each feeding she'll eat between 2 and 6 oz. I think it's normally about 4 1/2 oz for an average.

From everything I read this is how you figure out about what to expect them to eat: Multiply your baby's weight times 2.5 ounces

Keep in mind some kids need more and some need less. The more active the baby is the more they'll most likely eat. My son was VERY active and drank about 10 oz more than my little girl does at this stage. He was born kicking and hasn't stopped yet. My little girl is much more mild, and drinks less (and looks more chubby than my son at this age).

Holly - posted on 12/21/2010

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My little man eats 4 oz at every feeding and goes about 3 hours between feeds... sometimes 5 hours at night. His dr told me to feed him however much he wants but I think that is because he was only 4 lbs 14 oz when he was born so they want him to grow grow grow! He's now 9 lbs 1 oz and a very happy boy :)

Cassey - posted on 12/20/2010

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My son is 8 weeks now and he has been eating 3 to 4 oz since about 4 weeks! And every 4 hours like clockwork!

Julia - posted on 12/19/2010

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My baby eats between 3 - 5 oz every 3 - 4 hours. She was 5 weeks premature (4lb 15 oz) so her feeding schedule was strict at first. Now we feed her as much as she wants and when she wants. I would be concerned if she was only eating 2 oz every 3 - 4 hours. That doesn't seem enough. But listen to your doc, they know what's best...ususally.

Meghan - posted on 12/18/2010

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my daughter is 2 1/2 months old and eats 4 1/2 oz. every 3-4 hours. she eats about 4-5 times during the day and sleeps almost 10 hours at night. sometimes she has even slept 12 hours. my doctor said that was really good for her

Brittani - posted on 12/18/2010

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my 2 1/2 month old son eats 5-6oz every 4-5 hrs usually..but at night he will sleep 7-8 hours without waking up to eat.he weighed 7lbs when he was born and when he went to the docs for his 2mth checkup he weighed 11lbs 12oz

Alysia - posted on 12/18/2010

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I have a problem with docs who try to put babies on diets. They will eat what they need, generally, if they are allowed! A healthy baby will know how much he needs and when to stop. I can't imagine keeping food from a baby when they still feel hungry. I would say go with your baby's cues and he will thrive well.

Kristi - posted on 12/17/2010

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my baby, now at 13 pounds, eats 5-6 oz every 3 hours. If he's sleeping longer, it's still the same amount. Sometimes it's only 3 oz but in that 3 hours he will have the other 3 oz.

Heather - posted on 12/17/2010

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my 2 1/2 month old is eating 4-6 oz every 4 hrs during the day, only up once at night & only eats 4 oz after about 5-6 hrs of sleep. at her 2 mo checkup the dr didn't say anything about her eating...she went from 6 lb 4 oz at birth to 11 lb 8 oz at 2 month

Radhika - posted on 12/17/2010

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my 2 month old daughter takes somewhere between 4 - 5 oz every 2 - 2 1/2 hrs.... Infact she started with 2 oz when she was born.

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