So my baby is 5 weeks and her pediatrition said no more than 3-4 ounces every 3 hours. But she's often hungry again just an hour or so after eating. And she doesn't just want a little more, she wants another 3 ounces. I try to hold her off by using a passy but she just fusses and cries until she gets more. Should I go by what she wants or what her dr wants?
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:45 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
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Answer by ThrivingMom at 10:42 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Babies can NOT regulate their own intake from a bottle. Formula can be difficult to digest. Babies can and will overeat. the process of artificial feeding is very different from breastfeeding and must be managed. That's why doctors should tell you how much to feed a feeding and how much you should feed a day. A baby that only needs 4 oz may suck down 8 oz if you would let it. If you overfeed your baby you could end up with an overweight baby that has weight and health problems the rest of her life.
It must be difficult with an unhappy baby. It's not too late to breastfeed. Virtually all women can and the reasons most women think they can't breastfeed aren't actually real reasons.
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