How much formula should i feed my 4day old newborn? he wants more than 2 oz is it too much?

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Brittanie - posted on 02/22/2010

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Babies have their own built in system that tells them when they are full, so as long as he wants it feed him it. alternatively however, if he doesn't finish a bottle and doesn't seem to want it - don't force the rest of the bottle on him. If you make him finish a bottle he doesn't want it will mess up the internal system they have that says when they are full

Sandy - posted on 02/22/2010

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It is ok to feed more than 2 ozs as long as he is burping for you and doesnt get a stomach ache... and believe me you will know if he gets a tummy ache. I wouldnt allow more than 4ozs in a setting but 3 to 4 if fine... MIne are grown and they ate that way and no problems...

Vanessa - posted on 02/22/2010

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babies will eat as much as you give them so i would suggested burping him after 2 oz and then seeing if he still wants more...maybe just 2 oz at a time...my lactation consultant also showed me a technique where while you are feeding him let him take a few suckles of formula and then, while he is still attached to the nipple, tilt him upright and let him suckle on the bottle without receiving formula, sometimes it's just the comfort of sucking and not necessarily hunger... i didn't want to try this at first because i thought that my lil' guy was only sucking air but as long as the baby is still attached to the nipple its perfectly fine to let him suck without "reward".....this is what i did so maybe it'll help you! =)

Jo Ann - posted on 02/22/2010

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Both of my sons were drinking 3 full ounces before they even came home from the hospital !!! My daughter started with an 1 !/2 ounces, but worked her way up to three ounces, within a day or two.

Melissa - posted on 02/22/2010

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feed on demand... if he is hungry feed him... when BF we dont measure out oz we just let the baby eat when hungry... with formula and bottles it should be the same

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Tammie - posted on 02/22/2010

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I agree feed him as much as he wants, when he is full he'll let you know. Congrats on your neww edition.

Brandie - posted on 02/22/2010

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I agree with everyone so far. Feed him what he wants. Just try 3oz to see how he takes it then go from there.

Barb - posted on 02/22/2010

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Yeah, feed him what he wants. They'll stop eating when they're full, you just have to watch for the signs. I was told to never, ever deny a baby food. They know when they're hungry and when they're not.

Alyssa - posted on 02/22/2010

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Nope. If he wants more give it to him. My son was eating 6 ozs everytime he ate at 1 1/2 to 2 months. He also may have acid reflux if he has that it will make him want to eat more. Good luck. :)

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Feed him as much as he wants! They were shocked at the hopsital at how much my little girl took, and they said fed her what she wants!

Iridescent - posted on 02/22/2010

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Follow his lead. If you're burping him midway through each bottle, and at the end, and he's still hungry, give him a bit more. If he vomits it after, give just a little less.

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