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is she eating enough?

my dd is 3 wks old and only eats 2-3 oz every 3-4 hrs is it enough??
i read she should be eating 4-5 oz, but im lucky to get the 3 oz into her most times.

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AshleyRoseG

Asked by AshleyRoseG at 2:01 PM on Jul. 22, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No thats fine. Thats about what my daughter was eating at that age.
    MommyLee08

    Answer by MommyLee08 at 2:04 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • If she's gaining weight, then it's fine.
    kittyhasclaws

    Answer by kittyhasclaws at 2:05 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • Every baby is different. My son was already eating 6 oz every 4 hours by then but my friends baby was only eating 2 1/2 oz every 4 hours. Those statistics don't tell you everything they used to get the numbers and sometimes, medical problem or not, the baby just isn't as hungry as other babies
    innocencexinxme

    Answer by innocencexinxme at 2:11 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • The great thing about babies is they never read the book. They go on instinct...they eat when they are hungry as much as they need.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 3:06 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • My daughter is two months, mostly breastfed but when I give her formula she will only take one ounce. Maybe two if I'm lucky! She only eats for 3-4 minutes every 2 hours. They say to trust your baby on how much they eat. If they are having enough wet diapers and soiled diapers, they're probably fine.
    shellrequen

    Answer by shellrequen at 3:15 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

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