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How much should should she eat?

my daughter is a little over a week old, what is an good amount of milk she should be getting? The hospital nurses let her drink 5 oz at one point, i feel thats too much.I am afraid im gonna over or under feed her.

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Asked by LilysMom1229 at 3:39 PM on Jan. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Feed her til shes full. that's what I've done with my little guy! :) When he decides he's done that's when I stop feeding him.

    Answer by Zacherysmommy08 at 3:40 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • At this age, I would him/her eat on demand and finish when they are finished.

    Answer by MommyJanelle at 3:45 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • wow 5oz! My 2month old isnt even on that she drinks 4oz. Id say 2 or 3 oz is all she needs at a time

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:45 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • She won't over eat. Just feed on demand when and how much she wants.

    My boys were taking 8oz at about 6 weeks...every 2-3 hours.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 3:49 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • when leia was that age, she drank about 2 ounces every two hours, sometimes she would go longer but the doctor told me if she is sleeping wake her and feed her. Sometimes she wouldnt want the whole 2 and was rounding off at about 1 1/2 ounces until she was a month and some change

    Answer by newbieboobie at 4:20 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • my baby is a month old and she drinks 4 ounces every hour or two. my baby only ate about an ounce or two the first 2 weeks.

    Answer by Rebekahs_Mommy at 4:41 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • All babies are different. Humans have a built in Apestat (Thermastat for eating and hunger) The good thing is babies have not learned to over eat. Their bodies respond to the Apestat(unlike adults). Just because somebody elses older baby does no0t drink as much as yours means nothing. Like some of the other mom's say "feed on demand" Sometimes eating more means sleeping longer. Don't for get to burp. Sometimes pause halfway through a feeding to burp will minimise spit ups.

    Answer by yzag at 5:44 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

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