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Cassie - posted on 01/25/2010

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If you are breastfeeding and are with your baby most of the time you can feed on demand...whenever the baby wants it. This may seem over the top yet it can work, just a little demanding. The babies will regulate feeding based on growth spurts and so forth...some days more and others less. If you are formula feeding, I don't know. Also, If there are any issues with weight gain or medical issues check with a doctor.

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Nikki - posted on 01/25/2010

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Every baby is different my son was a big eater from day one I think then he was eating 4- 6 ounces every two hours to 3 hours I think the average is 3-4 ounces. Just feed on demand , your baby will tell you when they are hungry and they will stop eating when they are full

MOMMBY Mom - posted on 01/25/2010

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This was my biggest question as a new mom as well. Generally, what I found is that between 1 - 2 months the "norm" amount is around 12-24 ounces for the day which means about 6-8 bottles with usually 3-4 ounces per bottle. Or if you are breastfeeding, usually the baby would be on one breast for about 40 minutes each time and about 8 times a day.

I recently started a parenting web site, MOMMBY.com to help answer questions like this. Please refer to this link: http://mommby.com/Breastfeeding_and_Bott... for more information.

Good luck!

Lisamarie - posted on 01/25/2010

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It really depends in the size of your baby, but I think average is 3 to 4 ounces per bottle and having 8 to 10 feeds in 24 hours. If your baby takes the whole bottle he/she is not getting enough and you may need to increase the amount by one ounce per bottle. Hope it helps. :)

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