I'm guessing my son is having (another?) growth spurt already. He turned 3-weeks old on Saturday and seems to be constantly hungry. He is formula fed due to physical issues I have and he will take about 4 oz. at every feeding - on average about 8 bottles a day! So I'd estimate for the last 3 days he's had somewhere between 30-32 oz. a day. Does that seem like way too much, or is it just me?
The thing is, we're taking all the cues from him - we make sure he's clean & dry, doesn't have to burp, isn't cold, isn't hot, everything...and he still tries to eat his hands off. He's never even spit up once (yet, I'm sure it's coming).
I'm going to ask the ped at his 1-month checkup next week, but just thought I'd get some input from other mommies out there. Is he really just this hungry??
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Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:48 PM on Feb. 24, 2009
Hello. My son is 7wks and eats 5oz every 2-3 hours. He weighs 14lbs already (he weighed 10 when he was born. The Pediatrician told me not to feed him that much to only feed him every 5-6 hours (yeah right). But I'm sorry if my child is hungry Im going to feed him. I dont know what your Pedi will tell you but I would do what you feel is right for your child. Good Luck.
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