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feeding my 1 week old

he drinks 1-2 oz every 2-4 hours. when do i up his intake and to how much and how often

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mycheyl

Asked by mycheyl at 4:44 PM on Jan. 13, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You will know when he needs more. Just let him eat as much as he wants each time. Babies know!!
    christyg

    Answer by christyg at 4:46 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • He will let you know. He will still cry after feedings if it is not enough. He will become hungry faster in between feeding. You can fix a 4 ounce bottle once he starts wanting more but he may only eat 3 ounces. Just let your baby lead. If its been a few hours and he is fussy, chances are he is hungry. You will learn your baby and know when he is hungry or when he needs something else or just to be near you...
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 4:52 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • you aren't the one uping his intake. you just need to make sure that there is more than enough for him to eat. always follow baby's lead this young
    Marri357

    Answer by Marri357 at 4:52 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • You let your baby be your guide. He will let you know he's still hungry. And start adding more gradually. My boy is almost 3 months and he is up to 7.5 oz a feeding and during the day it's every 3 hours and at night it's after 5 or 6 hours of sleeping.
    Good Luck to you!
    Sillylins

    Answer by Sillylins at 4:55 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • When he drinks a full bottle and wants more. That's when you'll know. There is no guide, there is no rules to when to do it. Your child will let you know. My son drank four oz's from day one, my daughter gradually increased her intake each day.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 5:46 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

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