A few questions?

Rachel - posted on 11/17/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Hi I have a 10 week old son named Connor..I was wondering if feeding him 5 oz. every 2 hours was alot? And when did everyone start making the transition to the crib?

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Kayla - posted on 11/30/2009

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Quoting Rachel:

Ok thanks..Yeah he weighs 14Ib. and he cries after feedings like he wants more and when I burp him halfway he freaks out as well..then when I give him the bottle he sucks it down as if I had been starving him..lol..well I guess we will just have to wait and see..slowly Im trying to hold off longer but its no fun when he is screaming cuz he is hungry..but yes crib sounds good to me now! So I will have to try it..thanks=)



also try to put rice or oatmeal cereal in his bottle.

Sabrina - posted on 11/30/2009

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I have a 12 week old daughter who is exactly the same. She is now 13lbs and she has the same eating habits. I feed her when she wants to eat. It may seem like a lot at times but she is healthy and the doctor agrees that she is fine. I am in the same boat as you with the crib though. I am weak and hope I can get her in her crib, she sleeps so good right now though.

Theresa - posted on 11/30/2009

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I totally agree with Marisa Kunkel. 5 oz seems like a pretty good amount but every two hours . .. that sounds like too often to me.

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my lil boy s 2mths nd 1wk now. e s also takin that amount of milk since e was 3weeks old. es doc did say dat evrytin s perfect nd dat e s a happy baby. so dont worry bot it. id did ask d doc about d crib nd e warned not to put a baby under 12weeks nto a crib to reduce d risks of sids. hope dis helps.

Ashley - posted on 11/29/2009

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We are going to wait until she reaches the weight limit on her bassinet before we put her in her crib.

Ashley - posted on 11/29/2009

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My daughter is also 10 weeks old. Sometimes she will drink up to 7ozs of formula in one feeding.

Kristie - posted on 11/24/2009

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Doesnt sound like alot to me, I read somewhere that a baby needs about 2.5oz per day for every pound that they weigh, but every baby is different and progresses differently. if ur pediatrician says it is fine, I think you are okay. My 11 week old was 12 lbs 5 oz at our last visit about 3 weeks ago. He eats about 4.5 to 5oz every 2 hours as well but my doctor says I can start with cereal at 3 months. He has been in his crib since birth and has no troubles. He actually prefers the crib to being held but I was adamant about not letting him into my bed, my sister had that problem with her oldest and it took her a while to break the habit.

Terri - posted on 11/21/2009

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Sounds just like my son a couple of weeks ago. Try switching him to a soy-based formula and add 1 tsp rice cereal. It will change your lives!

Marisa - posted on 11/21/2009

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You can overfeed a baby...if you are feeding a baby everytime they cry, they will learn to constantly eat and not know when to stop. Before you give your baby a bottle everytime they are fussy, you should try other things. A pacifier, walking, swinging, cuddling and so forth. I went to school for childhood education and have worked in a daycare for the past 5 yrs and its something they teach you right away. But depending on how big a child was a birth, breastfed and formula fed definately makes a difference. But it is definately possible to overfeed a child. They are like puppies, typically if you put food in front of them they will eat because no one is stopping them and no one is teaching them when to stop. My daughter...my 2nd born was 7lbs 12 oz breast fed , is 11 weeks and eats 4-6 oz every 3-4 hours but sleeps all night so makes up for skipping feedings during the day. My son...my 1st born was 6lbs 15 1/2oz breastfed and ate 3-4 oz every 2 hrs and also slept through the night...so it always depends on the child but dont always assume they are hungry there are so many other things

Marissa - posted on 11/20/2009

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My doctor told me that by 2 months they should be drinking 6 oz every 3 or so hours. At my daughter's two month check up she said I could move her up to 7 oz. and she does good. Either way, every baby is different...my doctor assured me though that you cannot over-feed a baby. So feed away if he is hungry!!

Aleaha - posted on 11/18/2009

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Babies will eat when they need to eat. they are not like us who eat because of other emotions :)

Rachel - posted on 11/18/2009

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Ok thanks..Yeah he weighs 14Ib. and he cries after feedings like he wants more and when I burp him halfway he freaks out as well..then when I give him the bottle he sucks it down as if I had been starving him..lol..well I guess we will just have to wait and see..slowly Im trying to hold off longer but its no fun when he is screaming cuz he is hungry..but yes crib sounds good to me now! So I will have to try it..thanks=)

Kellie - posted on 11/18/2009

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Yeah it does sound like a lot to me but I guess he knows best. Mine is doing 5 oz every 4 hours. Mason's been sleeping in his crib since birth and has never had a problem with it. I'd get them in as soon as possible so they can get used to it.

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Hi that is not a lot, or should I say is an average amount. What weight is Connor, my 10 week old is 4kg, about 9lb and is having about 150ml which is just over 5oz. every three hours. Ava went into her big cot in her own room about three weeks ago, and had loved it. With the monitor we get plenty of sleep and she sleeps better with more room.

Kirsten - posted on 11/17/2009

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My 10 wek old daughter also eats a lot. Her ped. said that it's OK, as long as she is gaining weight appropriately. He also said to pay attention to how often she is spitting up. That can be a sign of overfeeding.

Monica - posted on 11/17/2009

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it sounds like a lot to me personally. I feed my daughter about 3 or 4 ozs evry 3 hours or so, but each baby is different and you know hime best. She is also already in her crib for about 2 weeks because she did not like her bassenette or swing anymore. It took a few nights of half crib half not, and she also has a pretty set night routine that helped.

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