Am I feeding LO too much?

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  1. positivity :)

    positivity :) Well-Known Member

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    Will is feeding every 2.5 hours at the moment and taking 5oz each feed. He is 6 weeks tomorrow. He doesn't always finish the bottles but he demands food every 2 and a half hours, 3 hours at the most. Xx
     
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    Hey mrs,

    Feeling the same way tonight!!

    xxx
     
  3. Laura_C

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    Sophia was and still is like this, can't get her to go any longer than 3 hours or she screams the place down! She is now on 9oz feeds every 3 hours at the most, sometimes 2 1/2 hours! She sleeps through the night though so I don't mind too much if she fills up during the day :)
     
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    positivity :) Well-Known Member

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    Hey olive hows it going? Are u feeding that often too?

    Laura thanks for your reply, when did Ur LO start sleeping thru and how did u manage it? Xx
     
  5. littlemiss83

    littlemiss83 Well-Known Member

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    The answer is no, you aren't feeding LO too much, its impossible, they are sick when their stomach gets over what it can handle. I'd say every 2 hours is average, Kayden still feeds every 2 hours at some points of the day.

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  6. Laura_C

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    Luckily she started sleeping through from about 11/12pm until 8/9am from 6/7 weeks, so obviously she needed to feed often in the day. I find she goes on a mad filling spree in the afternoon/early evening. What I did was got her into the routine of exactly 3 hours between feeds, I would distract her by playing with her, cuddling whatever to make the feeds stretch out a little. She soon got the hang of it and she can sometimes go 4 hours but not often. She is like clockwork every 3 hours to the minute! I find this useful for planning outings etc as at least I know when she will want feeding. She is a hungry baby though, my eldest wasn't like this she was a 4 hourly feed kinda gal :)
     
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    Hi hun,

    I was thinking the same! Ella wont go more than 3 hours - she is taking between 3 and 5oz at each feed.

    I know that she will only take what she wants so im not too worried, she will usually go between 4 and 6 hours through the night too xx
     
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    Thanks littlemiss, thats reassuring. So much to worry about! I was following the advice on the Aptamil box which says 5oz 6 times per day but he's doing 7, sometimes 8 bottles! Xx
     
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    I might try this technique as 3 hours seems about right, hard when he's screaming the place down tho xx
     
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    Olive Well-Known Member

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    We're using Aptamil as well Sarah. 1-2 weeks old is under his weight though on the box. It's hard to know what's right isn't it? I find that if he guzzles a lot and I can't get good burps out of him, I have to stay up and watch him for a while as am worried he'll be sick in his moses basket.xx
     
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    Jax is still feeding lots in the day, every 2 hours to 2.5 hours unless he falls into a deep, long sleep which is not very often. He'll only take 5oz max occasionally but more often its only 3oz. I asked the hv if it was something I was doing and she said no, he's just got a small tummy. At night he goes about 5 hours at first and then every 3 hours after that. Although the last couple of days he's gone longer and only woken for one feed between 7pm and 6am :)

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    Kayden has never took his bottles in line with the Aptamil guidence on the back. I think thats just a rough guide. Literally every baby is different with the amt they can handle.

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    O varies from 2-3 hours to 5 hrs between feeds! Agree every baby is different and the box is a guide if he is hungry then feed him x


     
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    He goes anything from 2 to 5 hours and is demand fed. Feeds a lot more during the evenings than in the day though x
     
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    The only time Will goes 4+ hours is at night and that's rare :roll: xx
     
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    vickib_1984 Well-Known Member

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    He is still young though Sarah every baby is different and whatnot says in the box is only a guide most practitioners say up an oz a week so by 6 weeks should be taking 6 oz but its still only a guide always go by your baby who better to tell you if they are hungry or not and he will bring up what he doesn't want xxx
     
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    positivity :) Well-Known Member

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    Thanks vics, I was wondering whether there was a guide such as an oz per week etc. Xx
     
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    vickib_1984 Well-Known Member

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    It's just a guide but William will tell you when he's ready to go up an oz and when he needs feeding again he's your beat guide through all this :) xx
     
  19. Laura_C

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    approx how much does he weigh pos?

    just because a general guide is weight x 2.5-2.7 i.e a 9lb baby would need approx 22.5oz in 24 hours as 9x2.5 = 22.5. sometimes though babies will take more or less than this as its just a guide but i found it helpful to know if baby was getting the right amount.
     
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    Laura it's funny you ask, this was the reason I made the thread! I read that online, he weighs approx 10lbs now so should have 25 oz per day but is having 30-35 :shock: xx
     

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