My LO is 7 weeks, weighs 11 pounds and is 23 1/2 inchs long. He's already up to eating 4 ozs at a time every 3-4 hours even through the night. For the past few days it seems like he's not satisfied with only 4 ozs, and eats another oz or even two after his usual bottle! I'm hesitant to up the amount because that seems like a lot for such a young baby. So my questions are
How do you know when your baby needs their formula amount increased.
Do babies stop eating when their full or will they keep eating until they get sick?
How much do/did your babies eat at around 7 weeks?
I would up the amount hun. You cant really over feed a baby and if he isnt satified just up the amount. You know to up the amount if you lo just sucks down the formula and is still trying to suck after its gone. I dont think that4 oz is alot at all. My lo was eating 4 oz at 2 weeks and 6 by a month or so. It stayed the same from there just recently i uped it to 8 oz
EDIT: Babys will stop when they are full. I think i read somewhere too that if they do get alittle to much that is what they will "Spit up"
Give them whatever they want to eat so if you see your baby is guzzling the 4 oz give him more. They are growing, and they may need more milk. They can't really overeat. They stop eating when they aren't hungry anymore. At 7 weeks Lily was eating 4.5 oz at a time every 2.5 hours. Now she's eating 6 oz every 3 hours. Every baby is different.
Hi my lo is also 7 weeks. She has 6 bottles in 24 hours and has 5oz each time. Every so often she will leave an ounce so I know she's full think I will have to up it to 6oz soon tho as she's starting to guzzle a whole bottle and moan a little bit. I'd rather offer more and know she's full. If baby is full they won't continue to drink xxx
We up amelias milk when she starts draining a bottle every time! Shes been on 6oz since about 5 weeks old and weve just had to up it to 7oz over the weekend. Shes drinking 7oz every 4 hours through the day, i asked the health visitor today if this was ok and she said to feed the baby however much she wanted as often as she wants so i would just try him on an extra oz!
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