Post # 1
Last night I watched a baby who is two months old. He’s super cute and a very happy baby. When his mom left, she said to feed him six ounces of food when he’s hungry, burp him after every 2-3 ounces, and then if he’s still hungry after the six ounces, make another two ounce bottle, and feed it to him.
Therefore, he’d be eating around eight ounces of food in one sitting.
This baby doesn’t even fit in his clothes. His pants have to be unbuttoned for him to wear them. And I know that baby’s can be chubby because they are going to grow a ton, but somehow eight ounces seems like a lot.
I know I’m not a mom, and I certainly haven’t really ever watched an infant before, so maybe I’m being totally stupid here, but I’m just curious. I’ve been looking online and nothing is telling me the answer. Also, he has an almost two year old sister who is wearing a 4 in diapers, and he’s wearing a 3.
Post # 3
If the baby isn’t eating any solids (if he’s younger than 4 to 6 months, he shouldn’t be), the rule of thumb is to offer him 2.5 ounces of formula per pound of body weight each day.
Post # 4
I dnt know the right amount for a 2month old to eat but I do know that some babies are just a lot hungrier than others. My cousin was as super hungry baby and had to have a special formula mix because he wasnt ever full from the regular formula. He was a bit chubby but once he started walking he slimmed right down to normal
Post # 5
It depends on the baby, but when I worked at a daycare, we fed the younger infants 4oz every 2-3 hours, so it is a little odd to me that she had you feed him that much at once. Maybe she just wanted to make it easier on you and do one feeding.
I do know that babies generally know when they’re full when they’re that young, so I wouldn’t worry about him overeating at 2 months old. Some babies just eat more than others! He’s probably just fine. 🙂
Post # 6
My daughter was eating 4-6 ounces a feeding at two months old. At about 8 weeks, though, we left her for a couple hours with a babysitter, and she ate 8 ounces (!) in one sitting. Babies comfort suck, so especially around new people, they might drink more than usual.
Anyway, 6 ounces at most feedings is totally normal. Sometimes babies eat a little more or a little less, which is also normal. If the baby’s clothes don’t fit, it’s because his clothes are too small, not because he is too big. Also, my one year old is in size 4 diapers, but she really needs to go up to size 5. She’s super skinny, but really tall, so even the size 4’s are getting too small for her anymore. All in all, if the mother is taking the child to a doctor for his regular monthly checkups, and she’s not worried, you probably have nothing to worry about either.
Post # 7
* my post above was from Parents.com
Post # 8
It also makes a difference if this was his last bottle of the night. My daughter always takes around 8oz before bed but only 4-5oz each bottle during the day.