May 2012 Moms

How much did you feed your LO at 4 weeks

Hi

I know every baby is different so I was wondering how much you were feeding your child at  a month.  Currently we are at 3 ounces but my mum think he should be drinking 4.  We feed him mostly every three hours or when he seems to be hungry.  

 Thanks, Kelly

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Re: How much did you feed your LO at 4 weeks

  • Is he formula or BM fed?  That can make a difference on how much they eat.  My LO, at 6 weeks, eats about 4-5 oz of BM but she only eats about 6-7 times a day.
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  • i FM and pump, so the majority of it being formula.  i give him BM for "snacks" or as apitizer to bottle.
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    She will have a 3 oz bottle once or twice a day, usually after a 4 hour stretch, and the rest of the time a 2 oz bottle every 2 hrs satifies her.  We are FFing. 
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  • When I give her a bottle of pumped BM, it's 4 oz. and she always finishes it. Sometimes I think she could drink 5 oz.
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  • We are EBF... since 4 weeks she has gotten 3.5oz 6x per day.  Just now are we seeing her want a little more, so we're bumping to 4oz feedings if she seems extra fussy.
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  • Dd drinks anywhere from 2-5 ounces at a time.  We start with 3 ounce bottles and give more if she is still hungry (rooting) after that.
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  • My LO just started wanting 4oz at 5 1/2 weeks, but she'll only eat that much at maybe one or two feedings a day, and only 3- 3 1/2 oz at her other feedings.

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  • He is eating 4oz per feeding more consistently now (was going through a phase of sometimes only 2oz, sometimes 3 or 4). But right now I would say 4oz is the norm, and about every 3-4 hours. Sometimes we get the random 5 hours in between.
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  • So I think my little guy is a monster LOL....

    I just read this board to see what I will be in store for and I can't help but pick my jaw up off the floor.

    Our little (big) guy is eating 5oz right now and is just a little over 2weeks. I can only imagine how much he will be eating in 2weeks when he is a month old....

    Can I just ask how much do your LO's weigh right now? 

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  • mine was a preemie so probably eats less than others but she rarely has 3 oz.  we measure in mL because she typically has anywhere between 40-80 (30 mL=1 oz).  babies should be fed when they're hungry until they're full - i don't think there is a magic number and you don't want to force more into them than they want or you'll get reflux and gas.  be sure you're burping enough too - if you burp often they might finish more.
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