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If your nurse your baby as well as pump once in awhile/or formula and give bottles...

about how many ounces is your baby eating at once?

My son is 6 months old.I've been slowly transistioning him from breast to bottle.
And you know..when they are nursing, we have no idea exactly how many ounces they are eating.
Well, when I feed him a bottle (either breastmilk or formula) he is only eating 2 ounces at a time...and about 3-4 hours in between! That just seems really low to me.
But he's growing just fine...he does end up nursing all night long tho.little piggy,lol.

Does yours do this too??

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kimberlyinberea

Asked by kimberlyinberea at 6:31 PM on Apr. 11, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Mine NEVER took more than three ounces. Two was common. You're perfect, kimberly. Don't mess with it.

    Breastmilk is NOTHING like formula.. it changes as baby grows so you never need to change amounts.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:40 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • thankyou gdiamante..that really makes me feel a whole lot better just knowing that! :)
    kimberlyinberea

    Comment by kimberlyinberea (original poster) at 8:12 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • The most my son took until he was 10 months old is 4 oz at a time.... I think breastfed babies just know better when they are full so they take small more frequent feedings where a bottle fed only baby will tend to over eat taking 6-8 oz at a time frequently.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 8:46 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I know you know all babies are different :) As long as he's gaining weight to the pedi's satisfaction, no worries! Good job momma :) I've also always been told babies will get more from you at one time than a pump will. For your own piece of mind, just look out for the recommended amout of wet diapers.
    yesmaam

    Answer by yesmaam at 7:55 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • I agree with the others just keep doing what you are and all will be fine
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 10:59 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

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