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My son is a month old and hes eating 3.5 ounces every 2 hours. I'm concerned, should I be?

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Acalle

Asked by Acalle at 12:08 AM on Apr. 20, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • That hes not eating enough? Or too much?
    LostInMyMind

    Answer by LostInMyMind at 12:14 AM on Apr. 20, 2013

  • What does his doctor say. Is he gaining at the proper rate?
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:14 AM on Apr. 20, 2013

  • hellokittykat

    Answer by hellokittykat at 12:57 AM on Apr. 20, 2013

  • if you think hes eating to much , i wouldnt worry unless hes showing health problem like hes not getting enough nutrients or something, otherwise if all is good i wouldnt worry :) my lil girl went through a pig out stage when she was a month old where she ate 4 oz ea feeding for about a week or two then she slowed down
    tatortot4

    Answer by tatortot4 at 1:01 AM on Apr. 20, 2013

  • I had a similar issue with my son and we just kept up with his large intake until he started showing signs that his stomach couldn't handle what he wanted and then we were able to ween him back down to smaller amounts of formula, but all babies are different
    it is a pretty normal amount
    GOOD LUCK!
    Mommy_Hollar

    Answer by Mommy_Hollar at 3:08 AM on Apr. 20, 2013

  • Sounds ok to me, but you can try to stretch the 2 hours a little. Try to distract him when he starts to fuss. Good luck!!
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 10:27 AM on Apr. 20, 2013

  • 3.5 x 12 = 42 ounces per day. Sounds like a lot to me but I didn't deal with that much formula.

    This might help: http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-to-tell-how-much-formula-your-baby-needs_9136.bc
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 10:50 PM on Apr. 20, 2013

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