April 2013 Moms

S/O: bottle feeding

If you're bottle feeding (BM or formula) - how much is your LO eating on average at a time and how old are they?

Once again I have a good eater. When dd was a baby I couldn't believe how much she could eat and it really kind of worried me, since she was always 95% height/weight. (Irrationally putting my own issues w/ weight on her as a baby.)  But, now as a nearly 7 year old, she's still tall and honestly, probably heavy for her age, but very proportional and I don't think anyone would say she's overweight.

I swore I wouldn't let it bother me this time and I'm doing a better job at keeping the irrational worries under control. But I'm still amazed at how much this kid can eat!

I would say, on average, he eats 4-5oz every 3.5-4 hours. But, like I mentioned in another post - that's really "average". Sometimes, it's as little as 2-3oz and last night, he got 6oz down before being done.

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Re: S/O: bottle feeding

  • My DD eats about 3 oz every 34 hours, she is 3 weeks old. I was also worried about how much she ate at first, but I guess it's normal!

  • My little guy has a small appetite...he is 8.5weeks old and is taking 2-3oz every 3-4 hours during the day and goes 8-10 hours at night for a total of 15-19oz a day.  His pedi is fine with his growth...he was 6lbs7oz at birth and  was 9lbs5oz today.  

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  • slumpa1slumpa1
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    DD eats 2.53oz every 3 hours or so. She is just over two weeks old.

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  • My LO is 5 weeks old today. He is 11.5lbs, 8.3lbs at birth. He currently eats 4oz about every 2 hours. Sometimes he is still hungry and will eat another oz. He rarely spits up and hold it all down so the doc says its fine. My guy is just a big hungry baby! He is also formula fed.
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  • My LO will be 7 weeks tomorrow and takes 3.5 ounces of BM every 2.5 to 3 hours.  She will go up to 5 hours once at night.  I'm guessing she's about 11.5 pounds.
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  • My girl is 3.5 weeks and she eats about 3oz every 2 hours during the day.  She is a hungry girl.  We give 4oz at night and usually get a 4-5 stretch of sleep. 
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  • jenneryjennery
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    My LO is 6 weeks old and she eats about 3oz every 3 hours but she also spits up some so I can't tell if 3 oz is too much for her tummy or if she just has a little reflux. :/
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  • DS mostly bfeeds, but when he does get bottles he eats 4 oz every 3 hours.  He eats the first 3 oz eagerly, then "sips" the last oz about 15 minutes later.  

    He weighed 6 lb 9 oz at birth, last Tuesday we weighed and he was 10 lb 11 oz!   

  • DD eats 2 oz a feeding. Sometimes less sometimes more like 3 oz. She eats every 2-3 hours. Most she has ever eaten was 4 oz and she's 4 weeks old.
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  • She is mostly breastfed every 3 hours but I give her a 4oz bottle of 50/50 BM and formula before bed. She sleeps 5 hours after that.

    She is just over 5 weeks old.
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  • My daughter eats 45oz every 3 hours and if she's still hungry I give her the breast and than she just falls asleep. She weighed 6.6 oz at birt and in her 4 week appointment she was 8.10oz
  • My DD eats 34oz every 2.53 hours but sometimes goes 4 hour stretches at night. She's 3 weeks. I feel like its a lot, but she's gaining okay. She lost 1lb 1oz in her first 4 days so she had some making up to do.
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