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Formula fed babies.

My friend is formula feeding and her doc was shocked when she said her daughter was eating 4 oz at a week. So she started feeding her less. I am a breaastfeeder so i dont know. How much did ur babies eat between 1 wk and 3 wks

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Cherish050307

Asked by Cherish050307 at 2:09 PM on Jul. 1, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Maybe 2 ounces every 2-3 hours
    NAT24ROXY24

    Answer by NAT24ROXY24 at 2:09 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • My son ate 2 oz tille 2 weeks 3 oz at 3 wks and went to 4 at a month. Thats so wierd that it went that way now that i think about it. Then at 6 or 7 weeks he went to 6 oz. It was breastmilk though. I dont know if that makes a difference or not :)
    carsonsmommytam

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 2:12 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • My son took about 2.5 ounces every 2-3 hours. All babies are different though!
    Erin814

    Answer by Erin814 at 2:12 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • at a week 2- 2 1/2 oz
    mommom2000

    Answer by mommom2000 at 2:13 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I believe Noah was eating about 2 oz every couple hours too. So that probaly adds up. unless the baby is eating 4 oz every couple hrs. and if the baby is eating that much forumla fed there could possibly be something wrong, but then again if ur baby is that hungry then feed them, don't just g with what ur doc says. I would even suggest getting a second opinion
    SweetPoison

    Answer by SweetPoison at 2:15 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • 2oz every 2 hours.
    MrsDex

    Answer by MrsDex at 2:17 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • How old is this baby? When my youngest was about 1 month she would eat about 4 oz every 5 hours. I think your friends is way underfeeding her baby if she only feeds her 4oz a week.
    itsallabtthem84

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 2:22 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • Your friend needs to follow the babies cue to eat, not listen to the dr.
    AngeLnChainZ

    Answer by AngeLnChainZ at 2:24 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • My daughter ate 4 oz from the beginning. My boys ate 2-3. She has to feed the baby what it wants and not listen to Doc.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 2:30 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • My little peanut ate 2 oz every 2 hours!
    TsMommy428

    Answer by TsMommy428 at 2:30 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

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