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is it normal for a 5 week old baby to eat 8 ounces at every feeding?

my 5 week old baby girl eats so much at every feeding ! i didnt know if it is normal for such a little girl to eat 8 ounces at every feeding ! my husband and i were just wondering if it is normal for her to eat so much !

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Heavenbrwneyez

Asked by Heavenbrwneyez at 6:14 PM on Nov. 27, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • no,not really. Why are you giving her so much?
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:16 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Babies aren't like us, they don't eat just because. They will only eat as much as they need to. If she is eating 8oz, it's because she is that hungry. My oldest was eating that much from 3 or 4 weeks... He was a big boy and needed the extra food. Don't try and force her to eat it or stop her from eating it, she will eat what her body needs and put it to good use.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:18 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • we dont stop her from eatting it ! we give her a four ounce bottle first then if she wants more i make another four ounces for her ! we dont force her to eat either !
    Heavenbrwneyez

    Comment by Heavenbrwneyez (original poster) at 6:21 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • How often are you feeding her?
    sta517

    Answer by sta517 at 6:27 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • some kids are just big eaters if shes not throwing it back up and doesnt seem to be fussy after eating its fine. with her eating that much im sure shes eating every 4hrs or so.
    Jaxsmommy09

    Answer by Jaxsmommy09 at 6:27 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • how often does she eat that much?
    cassie_m

    Answer by cassie_m at 6:29 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • every four hours she eats!
    Heavenbrwneyez

    Comment by Heavenbrwneyez (original poster) at 6:36 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • I'm concerned where you go from here. Are you going to give her 9,10,11,12 oz if she seems still hungry?
    8 oz is what a 7-8 mo old eats at a sitting
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:44 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • butterfly is right and she should be eating about 6 oz every four hours and by the time they are at 8 oz it should be every 6 hours or so. i would ask her pediatrician, maybe she need a higher calorie formula like the one for premies.
    cassie_m

    Answer by cassie_m at 6:47 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • That seems like a lot. Try feeding smaller amounts more often, see if that helps.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:54 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

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