really worried im overfeeding

Discussion in 'Formula Feeding' started by staycutee, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. staycutee

    staycutee mummy

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    lucas is 11 days old and is drinking 4oz (doesnt always finish it) every 2.30-3 hours. the midwife said its ok but thats way for than the 6 recommended feeds in 24 hours (as it says on tin)

    does anyone elses LO drink this much this often?x
     
  2. aimee-lou

    aimee-lou Totally Outnumbered!!

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    Please try not to worry about overfeeding him. He wont be able to overeat at 11days old...if he does it will come back up.

    I would continue to feed him what he wants and a healthy appetite is a good thing. Earl was on about this much, if not a little more at that age.

    He sounds like he's doing very well! :thumbup:
     
  3. staycutee

    staycutee mummy

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    ok thats reassuring, thanks :)
     
  4. alice&bump

    alice&bump mummy to katie

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    ella's drinking that much and is 2 weeks tomorrow. my HV said it was fine to be drinking that much. the stuff on the tins is just a guideline, each baby's different and its impossible to overfeed them! like aimee-lou said, they'll just throw it up if they've had too mcuh!! is he a big baby? i know both mine have always drunk loads (katie was BF, so dont know how much exactly she was having) and they were both right chunks :lol:
     
  5. staycutee

    staycutee mummy

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    hahaha :) he was 8.4lb at birth and is now 8.15lb. you are bo9th right, he just got sick from drinking too much
     
  6. Kit

    Kit Well-Known Member

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    My baby was on the small side but he still managed to put away 5oz every 3 hours before 3 weeks old. He was up t 7 oz before 6 weeks!
     
  7. Kit

    Kit Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to say - he is still only on the 25th centile.
     
  8. dom85

    dom85 Mum of 2, 3rd on the way

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    Brady was 8lb 6 at birth and was about this much, it seemed like it was just going up and up but he got to 5-6oz every 3 hours during the day at 5 weeks and hasnt changed since, although for the last couple of weeks he started going through the night!
     
  9. elainegee

    elainegee Well-Known Member

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    my wee boy was 11lbs when born and when i got home he was on 4-5oz every 3-4 hours, the midwife said this was ok because he was holding out sometimes for 4 hours and during the night he was lasting 5 hours.

    Now at 8 weeks he is taking 6oz bottles every 3-4 hours draining most of them, it is really hard to hold him off sometimes for the 3 hours. to be honest i cant wait until he is on solids and counting down the days till 16 weeks if i can hold him off that long! (health visitor said he would be a 4 month baby for solids, cant imagine holding him off till 6 months!)

    If the midwife is happy with his feeding pattern i am sure it must be ok, they would be the first to tell you otherwise x
     
  10. scottsbride

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    DS was 7lbs 3oz at birth and is taking 3-4oz, usually closer to 4oz, every 2.5-3hours. He'll even wake up at night. and if he's eaten too much, he spits it up. I wouldn't worry too much about it at this age.
     
  11. alice&bump

    alice&bump mummy to katie

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    we're on 5oz now at 2 weeks :lol:
     

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