Our little girls was two weeks old yesterday. It seems like she always wants to eat. When we were at the hospital, they said feed her every 3 to 4 hours. Well, she is formula fed....Similac with Early Shield ready to feed....She seems to tolerate the formula very well...doesn't fuss, doesn't spit up...doesn't seem to be gassy too often. She is eating between 3 and 4 oz every 2 and a half to 4 hours. That seems like a lot to me. She was 7 pounds at birth. Last week she was 7 lbs 3 oz. Does anyone else's little one seem to eat this much and often? I know she is hungry because when we feed her, she is sucking on her hands or my neck. Once we feed her she settles and is content. Our first child never ate this much...He was always fussy and spit up often. So it's hard to compare the two of them. I wondered if the formula is just really digested easily...they claim it's the closest to breastmilk. I think they all say that.Answer Question
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No formula is closest to breastmilk. Breastmilk is a living body fluid that has over 400 things in it that formula doesn't have. If one brand has one or two more things than other brands, big deal. Their claims are marketing tools.
You need to pay attention to the max you are supposed to give a day and not go over that amount. Babies can't regulate their intake when they bottle feed and can overfeed. Even seemingly small amounts of overfeeding over weeks or months can end up with the baby being overweight. We know health problems associated with being overweight can start in infancy.
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