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feeding question!

I had my son 2 days ago, the first day he wouldnt eat ( he couldnt latch properly) so we worked on it for most of the day by night time gave him a little formula to see if hed eat, he did (sorta) second day it was the same thing, but then we ended up giving him formula before we got discharged, now that we are home he eats every hour or 2 of formula which is good i believe? but he only eats about 1 oz.

is that normal? just an 1 oz every hour or 2?

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akalei

Asked by akalei at 9:52 PM on Dec. 31, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • sounds good. My daughter was eating about 3 oz every 3 hours. So an ounce every hour or so sounds good. Remember tummies are very very small right now and they can not hold enough. A wonderful thing about newborns is that they have a shut off valve. they will not overeat and if they do, It will come right back up.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:05 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • some babies wont eat at all for 3 days so that is fine. Keep trying to get him to latch though.
    truealaskanmom

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 10:50 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • You can find a lot of breastfeeding support from other moms, LLL.com, or the lactation consultant at your hospital. If you intended to breastfeed, you dont have to give up. He should get the hang of it once theres milk flowing.
    Rileysmom425

    Answer by Rileysmom425 at 11:06 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • thank you!! :) your answers were very very help full i hope you ladies have a nice an happy new years!
    akalei

    Answer by akalei at 11:07 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

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