Kristy - posted on 05/26/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




My daughter is 9 weeks and is taking 4 ounces of formula and sleep 3 hours in between feedings. Should she be taking a little more?


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Shannon - posted on 05/27/2009




Trust me don't force it if she sleeps and doesn't wake up a little longer than three hrs dont stress! My son was 5 weeks early so they pushed the idea of his gaining weight and eating every three hrs on the dot. I would wake him up if he was sleeping after 4 hrs and now my son is 5months and 15 pounds he a little porckchop and sometimes won't fall aslpeep unless he has a bottle .. Horrible Let her be she will let you know when she's hungry

Mel - posted on 05/26/2009




as long as shes gaining enough weight it doesnt matter. we go by mils as im in australia so dont know what that is equivalent to

Ez - posted on 05/26/2009




I would think that amount is fine for a baby of that age, especially if she's still feeding through the night too. My daughter at that age was having 5oz every 2-3 hours, but was sleeping 10-12 hours overnight which obviously cut out several feeds, and is also a VERY big baby (7.7kg at 15 weeks). If she's gaining weight I wouldn't be concerned. She'll let you know when she gets hungry for more. You'll probably find she needs to increase in a couple of weeks when she hits her 12 week growth spurt.

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With my first I asked the same question and was given this formula to work it out....

150ml per kg X (how many kg baby weights) Divide (by how many feeds per day) = how much baby should be drinking.

But remember baby may want more if going through growth spurt.

Hope this helps!

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