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Nikki - posted on 01/10/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my babys 11 week old and still on 6 to 7oz of milk every 4 hours but she sleeps through so this means shes only aving 4 to 5 bottles a day, shes been on this amount since she was 6 weeks old. is this normal?

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CARRIE - posted on 01/10/2010

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Forgot to mention that you your child's age my son was only eating 3 to 4 oz a feeding and at 7 months he just now takes 6 ounces every time.

CARRIE - posted on 01/10/2010

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I was afraid my son wasn't getting enough to eat. Everyone kept telling to put him on a schedule. But, when I tried he would sometimes refuse to eat so then I tried feeding on demand. I watched for hunger cues and only fed him when he was actually hungry. It worked out very well, he is pretty consistent and eats close to the same times everyday so he made his own schedule. At around 2 months he began to sleep through the night and only took 5 bottles total in a 24 hour period. He is now 7 months and I was told by my doctor that he should be eating almost 10 more ounces a day than he actually eats. He has always gained enough weight and is healthy and happy so I'm not worried. When he was introduced to solids he very easily adjusted himself to fit those in his rotation. I think learning to eat when they are actually hungry instead of every time food is put in their face is probably more healthy in the long run.

Bonnie - posted on 01/10/2010

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That is more then my son was eating at that age my guy only had 4 oz every 4 hours and he never woke up at night for a bottle and looking at him at 9 months he is doing great I was just at the Dr. office last week with him and he was very impressed how well he was doing. he is standing, sitting, crawiling and trying to walk so I woulden't worry to much but if you are call her Dr. and just ask it never hurts to talk to the Dr. just to calm your thoughts even. good luck with your little one.

Crystal - posted on 01/10/2010

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There no such thing as normal when it comes to babies and kids. Every baby is going to be different. But my son was kinda the same way..but he only drank 5oz durning the day. and he was fine and still is. now at 19 months. I wouldnt worry to much..Unless you are that nervous about it i would call the doctor and talk to them about it and see what they say.,

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