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I read that my 9 wk old should b eating 30-40 oz of formula a day and he doesnt unless hes having a growth spurt. Is this normal??

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pagwife55

Asked by pagwife55 at 12:03 PM on Feb. 21, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Do u mean 3 to 4 oz? It looks like 30-40 oz.
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 12:04 PM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • My doctor always says as long as the baby is healthy don't worry. They eat when they r hungry.
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 12:05 PM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • at that age i think it is 2-4 oz each feeding, 6-8 times a day. (it's been a while so my memory is a little fuzzy) i think it ends up being 24oz a day. but as long as he is gaining weight right and having wet dieapers like he should, don' worry about the numbrs.
    happy-go-lucky

    Answer by happy-go-lucky at 12:07 PM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • There are different opinions on this. I have read it can vary from 20 - 36 ounces. I would base his well being on the fact that he is eating well until he is satisfied, making plenty of wet diapers, sleeping well, and generally content. I would ask your doctor too.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 12:08 PM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • 24-32 is more accurate
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:15 PM on Feb. 21, 2011

  • That sounds like way too much for 9 weeks old. I breastfed all my kids so I dont know exactly how much they ate at that time, but once I stopped breastfeedint (7 months both times) they would eat about 32 ounces a day. Babies will eat if they are hungry. Dont worry too much about it unless they are refusing to eat.
    busywithbabies

    Answer by busywithbabies at 6:40 PM on Feb. 21, 2011

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