How much is your newborn eating during the day vs. night? — The Bump
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How much is your newborn eating during the day vs. night?

My daughter is 17 days old and we've been feeding her about 2 oz. every 2 hours during the day and about 2.5 oz every 3 hours at night. For the last day or two, she seems like she could eat more than the 2 oz. that we give her during the day but I don't want to overfeed her. We are doing a combination of pumped milk and formula. Should we be feeding her more? We don't have our 2 week check up until tomorrow afternoon and the last time we checked she was not back at her birth weight yet. Help? 

Re: How much is your newborn eating during the day vs. night?

  • jjtylerjjtyler
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    My son is 19 days an he is up to 3.25 oz every 3-4 hours...sometimes more frequent during day. He has done a few 5 hour stretches at night.
  • Sounds like you are doing well. My pediatrician started us out with 2oz every two hrs & said we should aim to get up to 26 oz in a 24 hr period by 8 weeks. My LO was not up to birth weight until 3 weeks, but is doing well now with this schedule. I would start trying to give her more than 2oz and just see how it goes.
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