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What is the normal amount for a three month old to be eating? How often?

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MKlein

Asked by MKlein at 6:25 PM on Mar. 7, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 4-6 oz of milk (breast or formula) every 2 -3 hours. Do keep in mind every child eats differently!

    GL
    Razelda

    Answer by Razelda at 6:33 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • That depends on the child. My son was eating 4 oz's from birth. My daughter was just getting to 4 oz's at 3 months. Both about every three hours. The child will tell you when it is hungry, but know that if it's had a full bottle (3-4 oz's) and is still begging for more then it's most likely gas and not hunger. So be sure to burp baby really well before going and getting more food.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 7:09 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • 2.5oz per pound of body wieght daily is a good amount. Some eat more and some eat less. As long as they are gaining and growing don't worry!
    aydansmomma04

    Answer by aydansmomma04 at 7:22 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Mine were doing 6-8 ounces at this age and could go at least 4 hours between feedings. They were big boys and ate a lot!
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 7:41 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • my son eats every 3-4 hours and he eats inbetween 4-6 oz
    Kattie825

    Answer by Kattie825 at 3:12 PM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • my baby boy is 7 weeks old today he drinks between 3/4oz every 4 hrs
    stacy2607

    Answer by stacy2607 at 10:15 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

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