First of all, every baby is different. My 11 wk old daughter ate 2-3 oz right from birth. She was on breast milk till she was 5 wks old. She was taking 4 oz every 3-4 hours from the day she was brought home till she was about 5 wks old. Then she was taking about 5oz every 3-4 hours, except when sleeping at night, which was about 5 hours consecutively. By the time she was 8 wks old, she was taking 5-6 oz every 3 hours while awake, sleeping 8 hours at night. She has been eating at that pace ever since, but now sleeping 9-11 hours at night. I know that breast milk is more easily digested, but switching to formula didnâ€™t change a thing! She actually eats more frequently since the switch. Growth spurts were very noticeable as well. Dr says there isnâ€™t anything wrong with her eating routine and that sheâ€™s healthy. At 10 weeks she was 13 lbs 14 oz, grew 4 inches from birth to now being 24 inches in length.
at 9:53 PM on Feb. 16, 2009