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when should you start upping the amount of formula given to newborn?

My son is just about 2 months old. Sometimes he seems like he is still hungry after he eats, and sometimes he is not. We feed him two ounces about every two hours. I was just wondering when you should start upping the amount of formula per feeding?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:19 PM on Nov. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Whenever they don't seem to be getting satisfied!, 2 months sounds like just about the right age to start feeding a little more. I'd make 4 oz bottles and let him eat, he may not finish it all generally babies will stop when they are full!

    Answer by SweetPea05 at 1:24 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • If he is still hungry after eating give him more.. Regardless of what alot of people say babies will not overeat. They stop eating once they are full. 2 ounces every two hours for a 2 month old is a small amount. My son was eating up to 5oz every 3 1/2 hours at that age.

    Answer by AngeLnChainZ at 1:24 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • you should always make a littl more than what he usually drinks just incase its a day when he's really hungry. He's growing and the ammount he eats is going to change often

    Answer by Shyma at 1:37 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • wow only 2 oz!! my 7wk old eats 4oz every 2hrs if not every hr sometimes 6oz sometimes 2oz but usually 4 so if he's still hungry or fussing after 2oz make 2 more and so forth

    Answer by freshly.married at 1:41 PM on Nov. 8, 2009