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Is it common for a baby that's barely 3 weeks old to already be eating 4 ounces at every feeding?

Ok, so Samantha (my new baby girl) is barely 3 weeks old. She has started feeding every 2 to 4 hours, usually if she's slept 2 hours she has 2 ounces, if she's slept 4 hours she eats 4 ounces. Is this normal?

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Asked by Kmouhot09 at 9:39 PM on Sep. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son was eating 8oz by the time he was 3 weeks old and the doctor had said it was fine. He said that if he starts spitting up more then normal then either spread the feedings to 5 hours , or give 1oz less. I hope this helps..

    Answer by Nina1102 at 9:42 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • Feed your baby what she wants. I think at 3 weeks my daughter was eating 3oz every 2.5-3 hours.

    Answer by vickwu at 9:52 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • Mine was eating 6oz at birth.

    Answer by Laura1229 at 9:56 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • yes son is 5 weeks and eats 7

    Answer by Mamaof2boys0709 at 9:58 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • Every baby is different. Feed your baby as much as she wants, when she wants, and you'll both be fine. :)

    Answer by ktok2009 at 9:59 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • My daughter is 6 weeks old. She eats every 4 hours. I am breastfeeding but the times that I have pumped she easts between 4 and 5 oz. She has eaten this much since she was about 3 weeks old.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:31 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • just letting you know that formula fed babies tend to keep eating even after they are full because formula is long as your baby isnt "obese" then it should be okay but if you have a real concern talk to your pedi

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 AM on Sep. 25, 2009

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