When do I feed my baby 6 oz?

Marissa - posted on 10/08/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter just turned 2 months. She has been eating 4 oz every 3.5-4 hours. So she has 3-4 bottles of formula and 1 or 2 bottles with 1.5 oz of juice and 1.5 oz of water (which I give to her to help her be regular also occasionally I use karo syrup if she is really constipated.) during the day and one 6 oz bottle of formula with 1.5 tbsp of cereal before she goes to bed and sleeps 8-10 hours. She weighs 13 lbs. 2 oz. and is almost 24 in long. She seems happy with 4 oz during the day but towards the late afternoon hours its hard to get her to go 3.5-4 hours in between bottles cause she seems hungry or just colic (which she has been for the past month but it seems to be getting better). I'm just not sure what to do and need advice please!

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Cassie - posted on 10/09/2009

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I'm iffy about the juice and cereal too...but if you pediatrician said okay then I guess it's ok. I would say that she is okay with her 4oz still, every 3.5-4 hours is a little long, if she gets super fussy in the afternoons just move it back to every 3 hours, I would think that would be fine.

Marissa - posted on 10/08/2009

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Thanks, yes the doctor was the one that said to give her juice and cereal. And he said only 4 oz every 4 hours but i feel like she should eat every 3....because she doesnt eat anything at night since she sleeps so long. But thank you for the advice!

Alex - posted on 10/08/2009

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Have you talked to your pediatrician about the juice and cereal??? Because 2 months is really young for that. As for feeding her formula, you can't make her eat more or less. She will eat when she is hungry.My on ate ever 2-2.5 hours until he was 2 months and still eats every 3 hours during the day. I say ask her doc.

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