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Old Jun 16th, 2011, 21:30 PM   1
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How much should 6 week old be eating?


How many ounces per day should my 6 week old daughter be eating?



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 06:20 AM   2
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The guide is 2.5oz per lb of weight per day so split that amount between however many bottles she gets.



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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 08:01 AM   3
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Fran was on 6x 5oz bottles at that age.

There really isn't any right or wrong, your baby will take what it needs. There is a growth spurt around 6 weeks too so you might find LO wants feeding more often than normal too.

Are you worried about how much your baby is taking love?



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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 13:14 PM   4
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A little bit, she seems to eat a lot. She eats 4 ounces every 2-3 hours and it seems like a lot to me.



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 13:19 PM   5
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My daughter is 4 weeks & has been taking 4oz every 3 hours for a couple of weeks. And she would take more if offered it! Lol. She also has to have a dummy in to be winded during her bottle or she screams until she gets her bottle back. Little miss greedy!! Lol. What weight is she?



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Not at all love. Thats a good amount and every 2-3hrs is quite normal. Does she finish it all? Does she seem to want more?



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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 13:48 PM   7
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She seems to want more after some bottles.

She weighs about 10 and a half pounds



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 13:49 PM   8
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She finishes her bottles 95% of the time



 
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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 13:54 PM   9
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If she is finishing most of her bottles it's probably time to try making 5oz and see how she gets on. It could be she is wanting feeds closer together because she is hungry quicker if you get me.

You can't overfeed a baby at this age, they take what they need to develop.

Fran was born bang on the 50th centile and rocketed up to between the 91st and 98th but our hv wasn't concerned because it will all settle down once she gets on the move. In fact her weight gain has slowed down in the last few weeks and she has started to follow a curve rather than spiking upwards.

As I said before there is a growth spurt around this time too and most babies want feeding alot more often. Fran always fed 3-4 hourly but would go as little as 2-2.5hrs when she had a spurt - we struggled to fill her lol.



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Old Jun 17th, 2011, 14:01 PM   10
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Thank you for your help! We'll try 5 ounces and see how that goes.



 
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