how much should i give him?

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  1. nataliecn

    nataliecn Mommy to Grady and WTT!

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    I intended on just breastfeeding! But, I'm really sick right now, and trying to keep Grady on the boob is absolutely brutal. So I'm going to have to give him a bottle tonight so that my OH can do it.
    How much formula should I put in the bottle?! I'm completely oblivious to this!
     
  2. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    I would say about 4-5oz and just let him have what he wants.
     
  3. Alexas Mommy

    Alexas Mommy Well-Known Member

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    I would try 8 ounces-it sounds about right to me! but then, Alexa always drank a lot...
     
  4. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    8oz at 3 weeks?!?!?!? holy cow! Jasmine still wont drink 8oz! lol

    She drank like... 3-4 oz at Grady's age.
     
  5. Alexas Mommy

    Alexas Mommy Well-Known Member

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    maybe I am fuzzy in my memory lol...maybe I shouldn't give advice when I can't remember :lol: I'll slink away now :D
     
  6. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    Hannah was 3-4 ounces around that time, but she's never been a big milk drinker
     
  7. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    awww... no worries.. I just couldnt believe a baby could drink that much at 8 ws!
     
  8. FierceAngel

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    luisa has just gone uo to 4oz feeds but as others have said make it up and let her have what she wants
     
  9. Sovereign

    Sovereign Well-Known Member

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    Charlie still only drank about 2 oz at that point but he's a bit of a weird baby! I'd probably give her 4 or 5oz and like Ryder said let her have what she wants. Hope you're feeling better soon! x
     
  10. tasha41

    tasha41 Mum & Dad + 1

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    Elyse usually takes 3-4oz (rarely the full 4 at once though..) so I'd say try 4oz and let him eat as much as he wants, if he still seems hungry after, you can always get another bottle ready, right? :) I have a hard time getting Elyse to take a full bottle at once, she usually takes a power nap/break after 2.5oz and sometimes wants the rest of the 4oz.
     

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