Hi, just wanted to know if its normal for a 9 week old baby to have 4 and half to 5oz every 3-4hours all da, when couple of weeks ago he was having 7-8 ?? Getting worried now!! :(

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Holly - posted on 01/14/2013

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babies grow in spurts, and require more "fuel" during these spurts... I think 5oz every 3-4 hrs is still quite a bit of "fuel" for a 2month old baby... as long as they are wetting and pooping, I think your baby is fine

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Holly - posted on 01/15/2013

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my youngest (when she was 2months old) at about 3 oz every 4 hrs about 18 oz a day, my oldest (when she was 2months old) was about 4-5 oz every 4hrs so approx 30oz at the MOST. they were BIG babies at birth my youngest was 9lbs, and my oldest was 8 lbs 13oz. now my oldest is the bigger one, and my youngest is my little skinny one... my oldest (when she was 12 months) took 9oz formula 2-3 times a day, my youngest (when she was 12months old) took no more than 6oz 2-3 times a day.

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Yeah I guess so how many ounces does a 2 month old eat a day?? I don't know if it between 25-30 ounces aday.

Holly - posted on 01/15/2013

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in the middle of two line on his growth chart? this doesn't sound too concerning... if he was on the low end of his percentile that could be normal, some children are just thinner than others, if hte doctors aren't worried, i wouldn't be, esp since he has been ill, you can always help him gain that weight back once he is well, as long as he stays hydrated. that is what the doctors told me at least, hydration is important with sick children

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Just when I got him weighted they said he wasn't on the line he was in the middle of the 2 lines of something like that but he wasn't well soo I put it down to that!

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Just when I got him weighted they said he wasn't on the line he was in the middle of the 2 lines of something like that but he wasn't well soo I put it down to that!

Holly - posted on 01/15/2013

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thanks for updating, just remember that babies go through phases just like kids, as long as they are wetting and pooping they should be fine. if they are loosing weight is also a time to consult a doctor

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