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is 3 ounces every 3-4 hours too much to feed a newborn (2 weeks)? what if she seems to be hungry around 2-3 hours? is it too soon to give another bottle??

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:57 PM on Jul. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No. Mine ate soooo much. As long she isn't like throwing it up or anything I say give it to her. I fed on demand.

    Answer by Lauren24 at 9:59 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • Newborns eat every 2-3 hours, sounds like your baby is right on schedule to me.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:59 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • At 2 weeks a baby hits a growth spurt. They tend to eat a lot more than normal during growth spurt time for a few days. At 2 weeks my daughter was eating 3 oz every 2.5-3 hours for a few days. I would just fed on demand when growth spurt time hit.

    Answer by vickwu at 10:24 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • That sounds just right, but if she's hungry in between then don't be afraid to feed her. If she gets too much she'll just spit it out.

    Answer by beckcorc at 11:02 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • you should be feeding on demand not on schedule

    Answer by mummylovebaby at 11:35 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • Feed her on demand. It's not "too much" to be feeding her as long as she eats all of it. Give her as much as she wants as often as she wants.

    Answer by HisMommy414 at 3:43 AM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • Feed your daughter when shes hungry... there should not be a set feeding time as long as shes getting full and doesnt get a tummy ache.

    Answer by TheyRmyworld801 at 12:56 PM on Jul. 9, 2009

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