How many ounces?

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  1. Lauren84

    Lauren84 Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone, I haven’t posted on here for a loooong time but I had my second little bou 2 weeks ago, tonight actually, and I have a feeding question.

    He’s formula fed but is feeding constantly. He started taking 1.5-2oz every 2 hours ish, he’s since gone up to 3-4 oz but still wanting feeds every 2 hours, sometimes less, I try to stretch him to 2 hours. I’m worried I’m over feeding but it seems to be what he wants.

    Thanks
     
  2. WinterWolf

    WinterWolf Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried offering more than the 3-4oz? He might want more. Though that is a lot for a 2 week old! My baby is nearly 6 weeks and she’ll only sometimes manage 4oz. Usually she’ll have 3. Boys do usually eat more though!

    My bub eats every 1-2hrs when she’s overtired and needs the energy from food instead of sleep. Is he sleeping enough?

    They do go through a growth spurt at 2-3 weeks where they cluster feed (even if on formula) so it’s possible that’s why he’s being such a guts :)
     
  3. Lauren84

    Lauren84 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your reply. I might try it but it really varies, last night the has 2 ounces and didn’t want anymore but then this morning drained 4! I feel like I’ve constantly got a bottle in my hand. X
     
  4. liz85

    liz85 Well-Known Member

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    I was told by my health visitor to give him what he wants when he needs it. I was so worried I’d be over feeding him aswell but it seems to level out.
     

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