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How much should my baby be eating?

my baby was born 3/27/09 and he is drinking about 3 oz should he be drinking more or less? the doctor told me to feed him 4oz every 3/4 hours but then when i took him in for a check up the nurse prac. said oh no that's too much i am so confused how much is too much i want to keep him at a good weight and not get him over weight
help please!!

so like how many oz should my baby be drinking?

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Asked by lilmoma0127 at 3:26 PM on May. 17, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Let him eat as much as he wants. If he starts spitting up, it's too much.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 3:31 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • as much as they want .. my girl is 3 weeks and eats 3- 4 oz ever 4 hours ... it is what she wants

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 3:56 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • I feed my daughter what she wants - now I will say this - especially around ages 5-10 weeks, she'd scream a LOT at bed time and want more and more and more to eat - then would spit up (that's putting it quite mildly) tons.

    But, she was eating 2-3 oz at 1m, 3-4 oz at about 2m and now, just over 3m she's taking 4-5 oz, sometimes she wants a touch more but the pedi had me start putting organic rice cereal (just 1T) in her bottle at bed and for her night time bottles because those are her hungriest times... and it's worked like a charm - keeps the tummy ache down and helps her feel satisfied...

    BUT feed her if she's hungry.

    Answer by AAAMama at 4:22 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • My ds has always had a big appetite. But here's the general consensus. These guidelines may increase during growth spurts.

    * On average, a newborn consumes about 1.5-3 ounces (45-90 milliliters) every 2-3 hours. This amount increases as your baby grows and is able to take more at each feeding.

    * At about 2 months, your baby may be taking 4-5 ounces (120-150 milliliters) at each feeding and the feedings may be every 3-4 hours.

    * At 4 months, your baby may be taking 4-6 ounces (120-180 milliliters), depending on the frequency of feedings and his or her size.

    * By 6 months, your baby's formula intake can be between 24-32 ounces (720-950 milliliters). This also depends on whether you've introduced any baby food.

    Answer by ShadowRaven at 5:13 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • feed him on demand, and let him eat as much as he likes.

    Answer by carliemarie1015 at 9:31 PM on May. 17, 2009

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