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2 week old baby and bottle feeding

i have a two week old baby and i was wondering if how he was eating is normal for a newborn. he eats about 3-4 ounces every 3-5 hours... sometimes he might actually stretch it to 6 hours(which happened last night)

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mandie_jean

Asked by mandie_jean at 1:19 AM on Jul. 30, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • here's a bump. I hope a formula feeder answers. this sounds right to me.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:20 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • try to feed baby a little between those hrs. i gave birth to a bear so my son ate 3-5 oz every 2 hrs lol
    xmama_bellax

    Answer by xmama_bellax at 1:21 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • how much did your baby weigh when he was born? mine was born at 9 pounds and a lil over
    mandie_jean

    Comment by mandie_jean (original poster) at 1:23 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • That sounds about right to me.
    Erin814

    Answer by Erin814 at 1:38 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • That sounds about right. If he finishes his bottle put and extra half once in the next bottle to make sure he is getting enough - that's how I did it anyways. I also kept a log so knew the last time he ate and tried to feed my kids every 3-5 hours... but I'd let then sleep as long as they wanted at night... I never woke then to eat at night that is.

    Morgain

    Answer by Morgain at 3:01 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • Oh... both my kids were over 9 lbs too ;o)
    Morgain

    Answer by Morgain at 3:01 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • My son was 7lb 8oz at birth. He nursed the first month, then, he ate around 4oz every 4 hours..like clockwork. He continued tat for awhile. When he didn't seem full after 4, I bumped him to 5. He always ate every 4 hours. He slept all night at 3 months. But, once awake. Every 4 hours. LOL
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 7:58 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • How much formula is being drank in a 24 hour period? That will give you a better answer, on average a baby should be drinking 2.5 ounces of formula for every pound of weight. Once the are eating solids they should be drinking between 25-32 ounces. so if you LO is around 9 pounds he should be drinking about 22 ounces (rough math).
    luckysevenwow

    Answer by luckysevenwow at 10:23 AM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • My youngest is also 2 weeks old and his feedings are all over the place, lol.  This morning I got up with him at 8 and he only took an ounce and a half then slept until almost 11 then ate 1/2oz and fell asleep when I tried to burp him.  He woke up an hour later and took another ounce then slept until 2pm.  I was just scratching my head.  The last few days he's been eating 2 1/2-4oz every 2-4 hours.  Now he does this 1oz thing.  He's driving me nuts.  I can't figure out how much to feed him.  He's my 5th and I don't remember my other kids doing this.  They were usually pretty predictable.  But 3-4oz every 3-4 hours sounds about right to me.  Last night my son slept a good 5 hours after just 2oz.

    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 3:45 PM on Jul. 30, 2010

  • It may seem like a lot, but if he's spreading it out up to 6 hours before he's hungry again, then I think it's probably ok. I bottle fed all of my boys from about 2 weeks of age & on. Mine were 9lbs 6oz, 8lbs 8oz, 9lbs 8oz, 8lbs 6oz, and 6lbs 15oz.Even my last little peanut at similarly. The way I look at it, they want the sleep, so they're spanning it out to 6 hours so mommy can get some rest!!!! ;) Good luck to you!! Be happy he seems to be somewhat on a schedule!!
    mama_of5

    Answer by mama_of5 at 10:16 AM on Aug. 1, 2010

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