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How many ounces should a 1 week old be drinking

my son is 1 week old and I dont know how to tell if I am under feeding him or over feeding him..right now i give him 2 ounces every 3 hours and it seems like he wants more but I am afraid to over feed him..he already has problems I believe with his stomach since he cries like he is in pain sometimes. how do I know when I should feed him more?

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Asked by x03e09 at 7:22 PM on Aug. 14, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If he is hungry feed him more. The 2 oz is just a guideline. The majority of babies will stop eating when full! My firstborn was eating 8 oz at one month. He grew SO much. It was crazy. If I had followed the guidelines he would have been starving! See how much he eats at his next few feedings. Maybe he just needs 3 oz and will be full! He will stop when done. Congratulations on your new little one!!!!!

    Answer by micheledo at 7:26 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • my last kid was eating 2-4 ozs every 2-3 hours at 3 days old. let him eat. Babies will stop when their full. Just burp half way through to help with the spitup.

    Answer by Mesha125 at 7:31 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • iv always been told 3-4 ounces every 2 hours. and not to worry about it being to much he wont eat if hes not hungry.

    Answer by ashleywilkerson at 8:20 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • 1.5-4oz every 2 hours

    Answer by alinker at 8:29 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • 1 oz per 2 oz is not enough for 3 hrs. He probably is hungry. Try giving him 3 and see if that works

    Answer by ashleybgarcia at 8:37 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Give him as much as he wants. He'll stop eating when he feels full. There's no way to over feed your baby.

    Answer by HisMommy414 at 4:23 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

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