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how many oz does a week old baby usually eat?

i breast feed and it seems like my baby eats a whooole lot.how many oz does a baby that age usually eat?

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Desi2Sweet

Asked by Desi2Sweet at 2:51 PM on Sep. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • my son was taking 2-3oz of formula at each feeding when he was a week old
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 2:53 PM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • my son at a week was at 4 oz....and still is a 19 days...
    Mamaof2boys0709

    Answer by Mamaof2boys0709 at 2:55 PM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • Of formula...usually 2-3 ounces, sometimes a little more. But formula is heavier than breastmilk, so a breastfed baby may eat more. Not that it really matters, they'll eat until they're full. :)
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 3:04 PM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • Each baby is different. At this age, they seem like they nurse nonstop. This is to tell your body how much milk to produce. The more they nurse, the more milk you'll make, eventually, they will not nurse as often except during growth spurts. It all balances out. Plus, newborn stomachs are only the size of a ping pong ball and DO NOT expand like our adult stomachs. Breastmilk is very easily absorbed and your baby uses everything in it to grow healthy and strong, so they eat a bit more often than formula fed babies.
    NoNonsenseMama

    Answer by NoNonsenseMama at 3:31 PM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • My son was taking around 4oz sometimes a little more at a feeding (but he'd also go 4-5 hours without eating) . My nephew is doing the same thing he is taking 3-4oz at a time every 3-4 hours plus my SIL is adding cereal to his last bottle. So he's eating ALOT. Some babies eat more than others.
    KalebsMommee

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 3:33 PM on Sep. 8, 2009

  • Formula, 4oz every 2 hours.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 4:36 PM on Sep. 8, 2009

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