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How many ounces?

Posted by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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I know every baby is different but im wondering, for those of you who have bottle fed, how many ounces at a time does a 6 week old typically eat. I've been breastfeeding ds so I don't really know how much he's been eating. But I'm going back to work in august so I'm going to start giving him occassional bottles so he gets used to them. So I'm just curious how much I should expect him to eat. I'm pumping for now btw.
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hopeandglory53
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 11:54 AM

I've heard about 4 ounces is average for that age. If he's high on the percentile thingy that they compare him to other children his age, you might need to go 6 ozs.

kittylove86
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Mine would only eat like 3 oz. He is 4.5 months now and only eating 5 oz at a time.

rockinmomto2
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 11:56 AM

 1 oz for every hour you'll be gone. So if you're working 8 hours, I'd give 10 ozs just in case.

butterflyblu
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 11:56 AM

About 3 oz every 3 hours or so.  The general rule is 1-1.5 oz per hour of separation.  I believe Kellymom has some tips if you will be bottle feeding your pumped milk.

sweettigeress
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 11:58 AM

My DD was a piggy, so I'm no help. lol!

Mommy2Nicholas8
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 12:04 PM
My DS is 5 months and drinks 6oz. My oldest was drinking 3oz at 2 weeks old. I would try him with 4oz.
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Sophie1106
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 5:18 PM
Thank you! My dd was formula fed but I can't remember how much she ate at this age. This helped!
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cassiesarcher
by on Jun. 30, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Baby will let u know when he has had enough... or at least mine does!  My baby is 11 weeks and eats between 3-4 ounces every couple of hrs.  (I pump breastmilk, btw)...

kwaverysmom
by on Jun. 30, 2010 at 3:41 PM

My 8 month old ebf takes 3oz every 2 1/2 to 3 hours while I am gone. When I went back to work at 8 weeks, he was eating 2 oz every 2 hours. 

mrseckstein
by on Jun. 30, 2010 at 3:48 PM
My ds was eating about 3oz or 4oz I don't remember. He's 17 months old right now.
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