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2 week old eating too much?

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.

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BWIND

Asked by BWIND at 1:42 PM on Sep. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • That sounds like a completely normal amount to feed her and completely normal amounts of time. :)
    Memigen

    Answer by Memigen at 1:45 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Not to much, if shes hungry feed that baby :)
    Fairy_Wings

    Answer by Fairy_Wings at 1:45 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • It sounds about right. As long as it's somewhere between 24 and 32 oz in a day..she is not doing too much.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:45 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • What is the total amount she eats in a day? If it's between 24 and 32 oz she's getting just the right amount.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:45 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • no...she seems fine, babies know when they are hungry and they don't eat when they aren't. relax, she's not eating too much
    aliishott2

    Answer by aliishott2 at 1:45 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • If she is showing signs of hunger and after you feed her she is content. Your good to go!
    tiger_tatted1

    Answer by tiger_tatted1 at 1:46 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Sounds right to me. Formula feed babies are feed about every 2 - 4 hours and your babies are still very tiny! Their little stomaches are only the size of a large marble!
    You need to feed them a little bit often.
    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 1:47 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Not over eating they take what they need no more no less, there is o such thing as over eating at 2 weeks.
    older

    Answer by older at 1:47 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Or maybe the size of a golf ball by now but still very small in comparison.
    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 1:48 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • 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.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 1:48 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

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