my daughter is 5weeks old monday.... but 2 weeks ago i had to put her on hungrier babys because the one she was on wasnt satisfying her but now she was having 4-5 ounces every 2-3 hours lastnight she had 7 ounces but still wanting more 2 hours.... is this normal as i avent heard of babys drinking that much

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Dove - posted on 10/28/2012

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Like I said, I don't have experience with bottle feeding. 7 ounces 'might' not be too much, but I typically hear about 3-5 ounces. If she ate it, didn't spit it up, and it didn't make her cranky... it might be fine. ;)

Tania - posted on 10/28/2012

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is it i thought because its hungrier babys she shouldt have that much i didnt do a 7 ounce b ottle she had 4 ounces and then another three straight after i wanted to breast feed but because i got epelepsy and im taking medication i wasnt able to breast feed

Dove - posted on 10/27/2012

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Wanting to eat every 2 hours... or even more often is perfectly normal at her age. Their stomachs are so tiny that they can't/shouldn't fit much in it, but it also empties out just as quickly. There is nothing wrong w/ her eating every 2 hours. Not sure I'd give her 7 ounces at a time at that age though. The ounces thing and 'hungry baby' formula thing always mess with my head since all of mine were breastfed from the tap. No formula and no measuring. ;)

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