how many ounces should LO be taking?

Discussion in 'Formula Feeding' started by ladymilly, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. ladymilly

    ladymilly proud mammy

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    just wondered how many ounces Jack should be taking now? at the moment he is taking on average 3 and a half to 4 ounces and he is 5 and a half weeks old. is this ok?
     
  2. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    Sounds fine to me. Hannah was taking about that much at that age (although each baby is different :D) As long as he's happy and seems satisfied I wouldn't worry
     
  3. Mamafy

    Mamafy Mum to 5 & Angel Mum to 4

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    Just offer more if he starts to drain the bottle, up by another 1oz :)
     
  4. nikky0907

    nikky0907 Well-Known Member

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    Sound perfect! :)
    I agree with Mamafy,if he wants more it's safe to up the dose by an oz.

    Lola-Rose is 2 weeks younger and is having 3oz every 3-4 hours.
     
  5. Teri

    Teri 1st Time Mum to DS

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    oh my lo is taking 4/5oz every 3/4 hours :S am i over feeding him?
     
  6. the_hug

    the_hug 3 boys and a girl

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    Jack is taking 4 or 5oz every 4 or 5 hours. Every child is different. I wouldn't worry too much as long as they are putting weight on.
     
  7. Tegans Mama

    Tegans Mama home edding mum of 2

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    My LO takes about 5 oz every four hours. She was taking 6oz every five hours but then she got ill and stopped eating altogether - now she's gone down to more frequent feeds with less quantity.
     
  8. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    some babies do take more, they need more. As long as your LO seems content and happy and isn't spitting up a lot of the bottle I wouldn't worry about it :D
     
  9. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

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    Caitlin was between 2-4oz every 3 hours

    Very fussy she is ...still is lol

    If she drinks 3 make up 4 etc :D
     
  10. keelykat

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    elliots having 4oz approx every three hours at mo.
     
  11. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    maddi too was on 4oz at that age, but i agree with vickie, if LO is statisfed then don't worry to much, i agree with mamafy if he starts draining it/wanting more try up it an oz. maddi always seems to let us no when she ready to go up an oz :) and i'm sure your LO will too, they kinda let you no :)
     

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