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how much should i feed my 5 week old a day ?

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cutieroxy247

Asked by cutieroxy247 at 3:13 AM on Aug. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • feed your baby when they are hungry. each baby is different. my daughter is 2 weeks, she wakes herself up to eat every 3-4 hours, sometimes it's only 2 ounces and sometimes it's 5 ounces. she knows when she's hungry and how hungry she is so i let her decide
    aliishott2

    Answer by aliishott2 at 3:18 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • The baby will let you know,u need not worry
    A11

    Answer by A11 at 4:17 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • •On average, a newborn consumes about 1.5-3 ounces every 2-3 hours. This amount increases as your baby grows and is able to take more at each feeding btw a 5 week old is considered a newborn . good luck:)
    des11987

    Answer by des11987 at 4:28 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • My boys were nursing every two - three hours at that age. The time between feedings gradually got longer and longer. He/she does not need anything other than brestmilk or formula right now. Congratulations!
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 8:56 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • i put my newborns to the breast every time they are awake. if they latch on, i let them eat : )
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 9:01 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • about every 2 hours.
    SwtSnowflake2

    Answer by SwtSnowflake2 at 9:14 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • I always nursed on demand.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 2:24 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

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