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how many oz does your baby drink?

i was told no more than 2oz every two hours.... Kyson sucks it down and is still hungry... hes 8 weeks old tomorrow and i was wondering how much your little ones are drinking each feeding and how many weeks they are?? thanks for your help!
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  • I think my LO is eating 1-1.5 oz each feeding. 
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  • Jack was 8 weeks yesterday and if he has a bottle it is generally 4 oz and he eats about every 2 hours. I bf as well and I have no idea how much he us getting. I just watch for his cues and feed him until he is not hungry anymore.
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  • my LO drinks 3 oz every 3-4 hours....he was almost 10 lbs at birth though. He's my big boy! :)
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  • my LO eats 4-5 oz every 2-3 hours. shes 7 weeks old.
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  • DD is 11 wks now and eats 4.5 oz of EBM before bed. She is otherwise bf'd. At 8 wks she was probably eating 3.5 or 4. And sleeping 9-10 hrs. She eats about every 2.5 hrs during the day.   


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  • elisbuelisbu member

    2 oz every 2 hours at 8 weeks does not sound like enough. it sounds like that was a good starting point. Now i would increase as he needs. offer 3 oz next time and see how much he takes.

    My LO takes about 3 oz every 3 hours and whil she's 7 weeks, her adjusted age is 3 weeks.

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  • DD will be 9 weeks old tomorrow and she is up to 5 oz every 3-3.5 hours.   When she was born our pedi said to feed them what they wanted as long as they kept it down.  Another thing we have heard is they can eat 1/2 their body weight in ounces so if baby is 10 lbs then 5 oz every 3-4 hours (she will sometimes go four hours but seems to be hungry every 3-3 1/2.  And she is sleeping through the night from around 9:30-10:00pm until 6-7am.)   and I've read they should eat approx. 2.5 ounces per pound of body weight a day.  So if baby was 10lbs 10x2.5 = 25 ounces per day...something like that, if you google it they have formula calculators.

    Generally you should be able to go a lot more than 2 hours. Our pedi told us from the start if we stuck to 2 hours for very long then we would have trouble getting them to sleep through the night because they would want to eat every 2 hours.  Although during growth spurts they eat ALL the time, around the clock and we just had one at 8 weeks right after her shots.

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  • BLM10BLM10 member
    I really think you need to offer more, especially if he still seems hungry. DS is 7 weeks today and will take 4 ounces from a bottle.
  • 2 oz at 8 weeks does not sound like enough at all.

    I breastfeed so I don't know how much he gets during that but when he gets a bottle he eats 4 oz. He'll be 8 weeks on Thursday.

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  • C is two weeks and takes about 4 oz every 3-4 hours. The pedi said today to feed her till she didn't act hungry as long as she kept it down.

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  • Saw our pedi for the first time yesterday and he said our LO should be drinking 20oz a day.   She typically drinks 3oz per feeding and she's almost 2 weeks old.
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  • Lilly will be 9 wks tomorrow and drinks 4-6 every 2-3 hrs.
  • My LO takes 3oz every 2-3 hours. It may be less when he's on the boob but I do know when DH gives him a bottle of BM he takes 3oz.
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  • thank yall for ur help!!!! im definitely going to try more!!
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  • mmkayemmkaye member

    Kai is eating 3 oz every 3ish hours.  Sometimes he only goes 2 hours, but other times he stretches out to 4 hours.

    Edited to add:  I also breastfeed and did a weighed feeding with the LC and he also took about 3 oz then.

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  • My Baby Boy will be a month old on Sunday and he take 3.5oz every four hours.
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  • 9 weeks old and he drinks 4-6 oz every 2-4 hours of breast milk.
  • my baby is 6 weeks and she eats between 25-30 oz a day. it varies what she eats at a feeding. sometimes she eats 3 oz sometimes 2 and sometimes 4 oz. and she eats every 2-4 hours, except when going through growth spurt. my dr. said to call if she eats less than 2 oz at 3 consecutive feedings.
  • she also usually sleeps about 6 hours straight at night before waking. i used to worry about waking my baby up to feed but my sister said she let her lo sleep and she woould sleep 8-9 hours at night. rught now my neice is almost 8 months old and 19 lbs so they will gain weight and be fine as long as they are eating.


  • Evan is 8 weeks old and is eating 4 oz every 3 hours.  He gets 5oz for his bottle right before bed and will go a 4-5 hour stretch from there. 


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