About how much should a 4 week old drink? She weighed 9 lb 6 oz. at 2 weeks.

Shonda - posted on 11/10/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Right now she has been taking 3 to 4 oz's every 2 to 4 hours. Is that about right?

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Jane - posted on 11/11/2009

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My son was 9 lbs 3 oz when he was born & at 4 weeks he was eating about the same as your baby & that was pretty much the routine for him until he was about 4 months. Although he would have one 6-7 hours of straight sleep @ night from about 2 months old.

Caryn - posted on 11/11/2009

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She will eat what she wants and when she wants. I'm a huge fan of feeding on demand. Are you nursing her? If so, doing hte feeding on demand can seem like shes attached to your boob all day sometimes, but its worth every second. Just sit down and relax and enjoy the precious bonding time with your LO.

If your formula-feeding, do the same, sit down with you LO and enjoy the cuddles you are getting because in a year, those cuddles will probably be few and far between!

Carol - posted on 11/11/2009

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Babies aren't gluttons, feed her whenever and however much she wants. Before you have a sleep-deprived breakdown, pump some (assuming you're nursing - otherwise just hand over the formula) for your husband so he can get up at least one feeding every few nights. I was dumb enough to wait 9 months before recruiting my husband - way too long.

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