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if you formula feed..

how much should a 3 wk old be eating and how often?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:11 AM on Nov. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • it depends on the baby and their weight but my daughter was eating about 3 oz every 2-3 hours

    Answer by micahsmommy512 at 11:27 AM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • At that time my son was only eating 2oz every 3 hours. Although he was premature. And at 4 weeks he jumped up to 4 oz every 3 hours. They will let you know when they are hungry. Dont worry im sure you are doing fine.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • It has nothing to do with weight and it has nothing to do with age.

    You feed on much, as often, as they want.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 11:40 AM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • My son was also eating about 3 oz every 2-3 hrs. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but that was the usual.

    There is no "should" though. Baby should eat as much as he wants, when he wants. Count diapers if you want to make sure he's getting enough; 6-8 wet diapers a day is what you want to see, regardless of the amount he's eating.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 11:40 AM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • at that time i wana say my son was drinking 3 oz about every 3 hours.

    Answer by ashtonjames at 12:31 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Breast or bottle, at this age it's on demand.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:39 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • my daughter was eating in between 2 and 3 oz @ 3 wks. hell she'll be 3mths next friday and still dont normally eat more than 3oz ever 3hrs

    Answer by kristy_shawn03 at 7:35 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

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