(Closed) How many ounces does your LO eat at a feeding?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Baby girl is 5 weeks old and eats between 4 – 5 ounces per feeding.  She eats every 3.5 hours and sleeps for one 6 or 7 hour stretch at night.  

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My 6 week old eats around 3-4 ounces at a time. He usually goes 2 1/2 to 3 hours in between feedings, and can sometimes sleep up to 6 hours for his first sleep stretch at night! (it’s rare, but it happens!) He’s also formula fed, if that makes a difference or helps any. 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We are missing two important pieces of information. Breast milk or formula? Age of the baby?

Babies who are bottle fed pumped breast milk may drink more because it is so easily digested. They may also feed more frequently for the same reason. One of the advantages of breast feeding is that you are less likely to get hung up on the numbers , i.e. how many ounces they are taking.

Here is a resource we use for formula fed babies:

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/kb/content/special/hw97537.html#tp16804

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

So ready to be overwhelmed!! LOL My daughter is now 7 weeks, and I pump and supplement with formula. We feed in 3-4oz servings but at four weeks she was getting more hungry at night we were feeding at about 30 ounces per day. At our hek up the doctor told us she was eating to much, and to try to cut back with the minimum amoutn being 24 ounces per day. We slowly realized we were mistaking her hunger with gas pains and colic. We have now switched bottles and working with Gripe water. 

We still do 3-4 ounce serving and aim between 24-26 ounces at night. She is now sleeping at 5 hour increments at night. I have done a ton of research, so let me know if I can help you in any way. I would say if there is no spit up there is probably not a problem with the ounces you are doing per feeding. Some people say you can’t over feed, my physican would disagree. 

I hope this helps.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Just FYI at that check up she had gained 30 ounes when they wanted her to gain 20..

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