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just curious.....

i still have half my pregnancy to go, but just thinkin about things and wondering about how often do newborns have a bottle? this is my first and im wondering about everything!

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Asked by dez1379 at 8:32 PM on Dec. 22, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It varies but my two were hungry every two hours to start. Over time it gets longer and longer between feedings. Good luck with the baby!

    Answer by elizabr at 8:38 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I agree

    Answer by admckenzie at 8:59 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Newborns shouldn't get any bottles. You want to nurse exclusively to establish your supply and breastfeeding relationship and you can begin introducing bottles around 4-6 weeks, if you'd like.

    Most newborns I've known eat about every 2 hours. Some will eat constantly (my first) and some will come out on a 3-4 hour schedule (my second). They're all different, there's no way to predict. Just feed at first sign of hunger (typically rooting/bobbing head/looking for breast or chewing on hands) and on demand.

    Answer by LeanneC at 9:26 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Typically, up to 4oz. every 2 to 3 hours.

    Answer by sexyfancyface at 12:19 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Maybe she isn't breastfeeding?

    Anyway, in the very beginning, my daughter ate about 2oz every 2 hours. I breastfed for the first 3 months, but I also was pumping and so I knew how much she would take through the bottle feedings. Then around 3-4 months, she went on to 4oz per feeding....then so on and so forth. We didn't introduce solids until almost 8 months, so she relied on milk mostly until about 10 months. Do you intend on breastfeeding or are you going straight to formula? My daughter would generally breastfeed for about 10-15 minutes on each breast about every 2-3 that's not exactly a given amount for each child. I also depends on your milk production.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:26 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • My 22 month old was only about 5 lbs when she came home and couldn't even take 2 oz - I think we started with 1/2 - 1 oz every hour and then worked up from there :)

    Answer by AAAMama at 2:18 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Congrats on your little one, by the way - so exciting and such a precious gift!

    Answer by AAAMama at 2:18 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Whether you nurse or use formula is totally your choice. Good luck!

    Answer by elizabr at 8:06 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Bottle feeding is perfectly fine!

    You will feed about every 2-3 hours in the beginning and get longer as they get older. Some babies are sleeping through the night by 6 weeks. Good luck

    Answer by mommytobrooke at 8:42 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

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