10 week old eating 35 oz a day!

Discussion in 'Formula Feeding' started by butterflywolf, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. butterflywolf

    butterflywolf Well-Known Member

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    Okay to start things off my baby girl was born 9 lbs 3 oz and 22 inches. She was not chunky then and is not chunky now. She had her 9 week apt last Friday and she was 24 1/2 inches (100% tile) and 12.4 lbs (68% tile). I told her doctor she was getting 4 bottles a day of about 7 oz. He told me she should be having more and I agreed since the past two days she was acting like she wanted more. So this past week she has now been getting 5 bottles a day of 7 oz bottles. For a total of 35 oz a day. (I did give her some breast milk every other day the first 8 weeks of her life I couldn't keep up with her and choose to give up at the 2 month mark) So she had one day of four bottles of breast milk and then the next day it was four bottles of formula before her 8 weeks.
    The past two days she is acting like she wants more. She use to sleep thru the night (from week 7 to about week 9) She'd sleep until 7 or 8. She now is waking up at 5 wanting more milk. And yes she's hungry. Nothing soothes her but the bottle. Clean diaper, pacifier, cuddling her, swinging, nothing but the bottle works. My mom also says that cry defiantly sounds like a hunger cry.
    I know our doctor told us we will discuss solids at her next apt in another 6 weeks roughly, but I don't know if I can wait that long. I'm worried she is getting too much formula especially since now she seems to want more! I'm at my wits end. She use to go 5 hours during the day but I'm lucky to get 4 now. (Usually she starts fussing at 3 1/2 hours)
     
  2. fieryphoenix

    fieryphoenix new mama

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    I'd just feed her on demand, if she's hungry feed her :shrug: maybe you could try smaller bottles more frequently? It's best to wait til six months for the solids btw :)
     
  3. DJMooMoo79

    DJMooMoo79 Well-Known Member

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    I cant help with your question, but oh my she is beautiful! Congrats on having such a stunning baby girl! Seems just like yesterday you were thinking youd never get pregnant.
     
  4. ladybrock

    ladybrock first time mummy

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    Well my boys 6 weeks and eats around 30oz and is only 8.7 pounds haha
     

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