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How much formula should a 8 week old baby take, and how often?

is 6 oz. every 3-4 hours too much?
(Sometimes he only takes 4 oz)

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:13 PM on Nov. 18, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

Answers (8)
  • That sounds about right. That's what my son was doing at that age.
    justluvinmyson

    Answer by justluvinmyson at 1:15 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • Give him as much as he will take... Babies will only eat as much as they can take in, regardless of what alot of people say.
    AngeLnChainZ

    Answer by AngeLnChainZ at 1:18 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • my son takes 3 ounces every 2 hours , but i also breastfeed him in between lol

    he's got a good apetite .

    i'll say ur baby is right too , as muc as your baby takes !
    happymom1988

    Answer by happymom1988 at 1:28 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • my son drank about that much, usually 6-7 oz every 3 hrs
    sweet.lil.mama

    Answer by sweet.lil.mama at 1:48 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • feed on demand! every baby is different! If your baby is hungry keep feeding... unless he is puking it all back up of course! LOL
    ali_1107

    Answer by ali_1107 at 2:18 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • Sounds good! If that amount is what he wants, then that is fine. They won't overeat.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 2:23 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • As much as he wants, as often as he wants.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 2:26 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • That sounds about right. Every child dictates how much formula they want and how often. No child will take the same amount, as they all require a different amount. Your child will tell you when they want more or when they're finished.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 2:40 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

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