should i be worried?

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  1. Mrs-N

    Mrs-N Mummy to Joshua James

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    right joshua used to have 6oz in his bottles and usually drank all of the 6oz at nearly every feed.
    now he isnt having even 5oz at every feed,he is still wanting a bottle every 3 or so hours like he did when he was on 6oz.

    at night he has a bottle at 6:30 ish then doesnt have another until 1ish (this is the same even though he isnt drinking the same amount)
    the last few nights he has woken up for a feed but only taking an oz or so.

    last night i decided to change his nappy first to see if he would settle back down as he mightbe just waking up for a nappy change.
    he doesnt cry for a bottle he justs winges and grunt. (even if you leave him for 30mins or more)

    he still wanted a bottle after his nappy change but only took 2oz.

    why is he not taking as much milk as he did before?
    should i be worried or not?
     
  2. reallytinyamy

    reallytinyamy Mum and step mum

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    I wouldnt worry,Chloe does the same, sometimesshe will have 8oz and the next only 2oz. If he's happy and gaining weight, pooing etc I dont think its anything to worry about.

    When you think about your own eating habits, you dont eat the same amount at every meal. Thats how I see it anyway
     
  3. isil

    isil Well-Known Member

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    I think it is normal for them to not have quite as much at night and from what I've read on here it is normal for them to be taking lots and then take less.

    However, I'm having similar problems with my LO and I am still very worried so I don't know if you should be worried or not! Is his temprement (spelling!) okay?
     
  4. Mrs-N

    Mrs-N Mummy to Joshua James

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    yeah he seems ok in him self.

    i usually make up 6oz for the night so i might put it down to 3 or 4.
     
  5. sam's mum

    sam's mum mum of two gorgeous boys

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    He might be just coming out of a growth spurt. They have one at about 6 weeks x
     
  6. Mrs-N

    Mrs-N Mummy to Joshua James

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    so what would you say is ok (how many oz )
     
  7. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    2.5oz x his weight
     
  8. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    That's during the course of a day, I hope. :rofl::rofl:

    Chase does the same thing. He takes less during his night time feeds than he does during the day. With the exception of this morning at 2:30 where he took a full 4 oz bottle plus another ounce an hour later.
     
  9. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    Leeanne why don't you just give him 5oz at 2:30 then? :rofl:
     
  10. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    :rofl:

    Well, my little guy is a tough one to burp. I tried and got a bit out and then he fell asleep and 5 minutes later he was up for a burp then wanted more bottle.

    Trust me, not been a fun night! I've been up since 2:30 and it's almost 5 now.
     
  11. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    I don't know how I ever did that. Caitlyn went to bed at 8pm last night and woke up at 6.30am and I am still knackered! :rofl:
     
  12. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    :rofl:

    Yes, it's going to be a long day!
     
  13. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    How do you burp him? Like what position? I'm sure you already know this having 2 babies before but I find the easiest way to burp Caitlyn now is to lay her on a pillow and tap her back/ rub it in circles.
     
  14. Mrs-N

    Mrs-N Mummy to Joshua James

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    sorry my brain isnt in math mode today.

    joshua weighs 11lbs 11oz so how much should he be having to eat?
     
  15. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    Ugh Hannah's so backwards she eats more in the evenings and at night :rofl: In the mornings she'd rather play than eat
     
  16. Hevz

    Hevz 4 beautiful children

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    At 1 month he should be having approx 14-28ozs a day....all babies vary in how much they take but take him to clinic and make sure he's gaining weight ok and ask your Health Visitor what she thinks:hugs::hugs::hugs:
     
  17. isil

    isil Well-Known Member

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    according to that 2.5 x weight calculation Ally isn't having nearly enough now :(

    Mrs N - the 2.5 x weight calculation says Joshua should be having between 27 and 30 oz a day (I did it for 11 and 12 pounds as I couldn't be bothered to do the mathsy bit for the 11oz!)
     

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