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I am a first time mom to a sweet little 3week old baby boy and I am just wondering how much formula I should be giving him. He is eating about 4 ounces every three hours. When should I give him more and how much?

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CarleeDalene

Asked by CarleeDalene at 1:13 PM on Apr. 14, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Sounds like he's eating just enough. Any more might make him too full, fussy, or spit up. I would increase it when he starts killing the 4 oz. and still hungry for more. Good luck and Congrats on your new bundle of joy!
    mamaada

    Answer by mamaada at 1:16 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • Its all about demand. When he starts finishing his bottle and still acts hungry, or you notice he gets hungry more often, it may be time to add an ounce to his bottle and see how he does.
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 1:25 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • he will let you know, if you think he needs just give him some..
    HottMamaRossx2

    Answer by HottMamaRossx2 at 1:27 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • Follow his cues! He will let you know! lol
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 2:13 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • He will let you know when he wants more. Usually follows in the form of crying.
    lilbit022009

    Answer by lilbit022009 at 2:18 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • 4oz about every 2-4 hours is a good amount for that age, like everyone here has said, he will let you know if he wants more. he probably won't need much of an increase until 3-6 months though
    Adeline1210

    Answer by Adeline1210 at 3:20 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

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