My daughter will be 2 weeks on Thursday and is formula fed. She eats an ounce to an ounce and a half every 2 1/2 or 3 hours. I'm worried this isn't enough. She tends to fall asleep when eating and though I try to wake her it seems impossible.
Answer by aliishott2 at 10:29 PM on Aug. 10, 2010
Answer by VDietrich at 8:47 PM on Aug. 10, 2010
I think it is 2 1/2 oz for each pound. If she weighs seven pounds she should be eating around 17 to 18 oz in 24 hours. Call your pediatrician they will tell you.
Answer by mommom2000 at 8:58 PM on Aug. 10, 2010
Answer by JaydnsMom22 at 9:01 PM on Aug. 10, 2010
Answer by randilinn at 10:17 PM on Aug. 10, 2010
Answer by Journey311 at 10:48 PM on Aug. 10, 2010
You can take blood pressure meds and breastfeed, they are not contraindicated. See the American Academy of Pediatrics website. It's not too late to breastfeed. You can call a LLL Leader for help. They give phone help for free.
A good breastfeeding website is http://www.kellymom.com/
It's ideal to not have to take meds. I became ill while pregnant with my youngest and ended up having to take 10 meds at a time while breastfeeding him. I also had IV antibiotics, steroids, gamma globulin, electrolytes, and other drugs. I had to take meds the whole 2+ years he bf.
Answer by Gailll at 11:26 PM on Aug. 10, 2010
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