How Much Is You're 3 month old eating?

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My 3 month old is 16/17 pounds and 24 inches. He eats 5 oz of formula every 3 hours or so. He wears size 6 months comfortably, 3-6 is getting tight. Is this normal? Is he over weight? Should I slow this down before he's too big? If so how?


Erin - posted on 10/23/2011




My son weighs about 13lbs now and he eats 4 8 oz bottles a day (there is never a set time frame sometimes 3hrs sometimes 5hrs). My nephew at 8 months was eating 8 oz bottles and already in 12 months clothes. Not sure how much he weighs but he is a big boy! I wouldn't worry about his size When he is hungry feed him. When he get older and is crawling/walking his weight will level out. I read that for every pound, your baby should eat approx. 2.5 oz in 24 hours. So if he is 16-17lbs, he should be having 40-42.5 oz of formula in 24 hours. If he has 8- 5oz bottles a day it is about right. Hope this helps.

Julie - posted on 10/11/2011




Gosh i feel like my baby is tiny. My little girl is 8 pounds and she eats about 2oz with cereal on doc orders about ever 1 to 2 hours if she did not have cereal should would eat about 4 to 6 oz every 2hours. my son was around 14lbs at the age of 2years he was 33lbs now he is now three and weights more just dont know how much. I would not worry about it as long as you are doing what you feel is right and the docs are not worried you dont need to be.


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Trisha - posted on 10/11/2011




my baby girl is 3 months old and eats 2 oz. of pumped breast milk every 1.5 hours and weighs 12 lbs.. its frustrating at times. but when my son was 3 months old he was drinking 6 oz. of formula every 3 hours and he weighed 15/16 lbs. he is now 20 months and weighs 32 lbs. hes always been a bigger boy tho, but the doctors have been telling me since he was little that he is overweight. personally i try not to worry about; hes not even 2 yet. i dont think u have nething to worry about yet with ur son. just keep an eye on him. how long is he now? how much did he weigh at birth?

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