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How much formula should my one month old be eating?

My one month old will just not stop eating. He cries as soon as the bottle comes out and stops when you give him more. He has been eating 6 ounces per feeding lately. This just cant be normal, can it?

 
youngmommi2be

Asked by youngmommi2be at 9:49 PM on Sep. 10, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I would not worry one bit about her eating too much if she's not getting sick afterward or anything. Right now you should be feeding to satisfaction and on demand (that is "as much as they want, as often as they want") When you get a "feeding boom" like that where the baby is eating more and more, a lot of times they will start to go longer between feedings too. I would have killed to have a baby that was a good eater, because a lot of time they are good sleepers too...my daughter was too skinny and ate every hour and a half around the clock an ounce or two at a time for months. My girlfriend worried that her son was too big and ate too much...he's 2 and she's 3 and they're both perfectly normal weights now. Kids just grow differently.
    kabbot01

    Answer by kabbot01 at 10:56 PM on Sep. 10, 2008

  • does he like to suck on the bottle for comfort? if so, try a pacifier.
    GiannisMomma

    Answer by GiannisMomma at 9:58 PM on Sep. 10, 2008

  • are you feeding every 2 hrs or so, its normal they eat till they are full
    georgesmommy31

    Answer by georgesmommy31 at 10:01 PM on Sep. 10, 2008

  • my daughter weighed 8 11 when she was born and left the hospital drinking 4oz every two hous and by two weeks was at 6oz every two hours (both were during the day i got lucky she slept from midnight to 6am from 3days old lol) by a month and a half we went against what her dr said and we fed her the rice cereal and she did fine shes not over wieght or anything some babies just eat more then other you are the mom don't let anyone tell you what is "normal" for your baby they are all different thats why they dont come with manuals lmao
    mommie2twogirls

    Answer by mommie2twogirls at 11:01 PM on Sep. 10, 2008

  • my daughter eats 6 oz alomost every 2 hours n sumtimes wants more except @ nite she sleeps all nite doesnt wake up til bout 7 am to eat again
    zoniamybaby

    Answer by zoniamybaby at 12:11 AM on Sep. 11, 2008

  • n she only 4 months n 2 weeks
    zoniamybaby

    Answer by zoniamybaby at 12:12 AM on Sep. 11, 2008

  • My 1 month old does the same thing though not all the time. He eats 4oz. every 3-4 hours although sometimes he sleeps up to 6 hours and thats when I notice that he still seems hungry after the 4oz.. Im afraid to only give him more after a long sleep because I dont want to throw him off since normally he does just fine with only the 4oz as long as he doesnt go more than 4 hours without eating. But I guess if your baby isnt getting sick or a tummy ache after his feedings and hes not gaining too much weight its probably just fine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:56 AM on Sep. 11, 2008