Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 26th, 2009, 03:11 AM   1
porkypig
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,783

How many ozs should a 10 week old have?


Any ideas? My lo is close to 14lbs now and can drink 6 and a half oz no problem. i was wondering if i should give him a little more, especially at night, is this ok or too much?? xx



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Sep 26th, 2009, 03:30 AM   2
Dukechick
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,770
WOW!! 6 oz? How often does he eat? My LO is 15 lbs, and eats 4 oz about every 3 hours. Anything more than that, the doctor said he's getting a little too many calories.

I wouldn't really go by his age, but maybe his weight instead. I was always scared of feeding my baby too much, but it was because I was comparing him to other babies his age, but they were all younger.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Sep 26th, 2009, 11:13 AM   3
porkypig
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,783
Im a little scared of feeding him too much, but he's hungry all the time! on average probably 5 ozs every 3 hours. xx



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Sep 26th, 2009, 12:13 PM   4
XxXBubsXxX
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 157
When i had my daughter i was told to triple the weight of the baby and devide it by how many feeds the baby has in 24 hours to an average of what a baby will need... she did say every baby is different but it was very acurate for my little one. So 14lb baby is 42oz of milk in 24 hours. If your little one has 6 feeds a day thats 7oz a feed. If they have 7 feeds thats 6oz a feed. Hope that helps. x



Status: Offline
 
Old Sep 26th, 2009, 14:28 PM   5
purple_socks
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,978
government guidlines say in 24 hours a baby should have 2 and a half oz per lb of weight. so Kian being 12lb has 30oz in 24 split across 5 bottles which is 6oz per bottle. ur LO being 14lb should have 7oz bottles 5 times a day.

I wouldn't worry abt over feeding... babies r born with a natural ability to regualte their cal intake (after all, BF babies can have as much as they want with no1 measuring or stopping them half way thro a feed). Withholding food from a baby can cause weight problems later in life because the will lose that ability. its really wrong of a MW or doc to tell u not to feed more than a certain amount if ur LO wants to eat more. it could just b a growth spurt and it'll even out later. Don't listen to advice abt 'over feeding'. as long as ur not forcing a baby to take more of his bottle than he wants or putting anything in his bottle thats not regular formula 4 babies then u wont b over feeding him.

Kian usually has some bottles where he drinks the full 6oz and some where he only has 4oz but then recently he went 4 abt a week where he was finishing 6oz bottles each feed and crying 4 more. same as when he was on 4 oz bottles he had a week where he started finishing them all so i offered more and he's have 5oz then after a while he went back to only drinking 4oz (guess it was a growth spurt).
Trust what ur baby is telling u abt how much they wanna eat x



Status: Offline
 
Old Sep 26th, 2009, 16:06 PM   6
NoSpringChick
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,731
14lbs = 35oz in 24 hours. 5 x 7oz -- but yours might want a bit less or a bit more, as long as its around that mark I would be happy.

A few weeks ago my daughter was having 6oz then 3 more oz's an hour later, so 9oz feeds basically and when I told the clinic I got told that was too much - but it's what she wmnated at the time and the next week she was back to 6 and 7oz bottles. They dictate what they need.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Sep 27th, 2009, 04:20 AM   7
porkypig
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,783
Thanks everyone, i was thinking this too, im sure baby will tell us when they are full, mw etc talk crap sometimes i think xx



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Sep 27th, 2009, 16:16 PM   8
NoSpringChick
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,731
well sometimes they dont even have kids so they just go by the book, and people are rarely ''by the book''



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Sep 28th, 2009, 03:38 AM   9
porkypig
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,783
Exactly, all babies are different x



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Sep 18th, 2010, 03:45 AM   10
Mandy3785
Other
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: stoke-on-trent
Posts: 65
My little boy is 12 weeks old and weighs 14lb he has 6oz of milk every 4-5 hours sometimes he drinks it all in one go and sometimes he drinks 3oz and then has a break and then wants the rest i just listen to when he is ready for a bottle cos only babies know when they are hungry



Status: Offline
 
Reply



Bookmarks

Tags
10 , ozs , week

featured articles


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search






SEO by vBSEO