... I don't track how much formula we use. I feed him on demand and I feed him as much as he wants. ... (7 replies)
... i just don't know if there is a certain amount of food a baby is to eat each month? ... (7 replies)
... I asked the dr. if I could go back to a regular formula and he said to wait another month or 2... ... (11 replies)
... e was in the hospital. At his first weight check, 2 days after discharge, he still hadn't gained. We had him on expressed breastmilk with added powdered infant formula to increase his caloric intake without increasing the volume. ... (7 replies)
... Hi all. I am new to this board but know many of you from the pregnancy board. I just delivered my baby girl about 2 weeks ago. She was born 2 weeks early and weighed 5lb 13oz. She dropped to 5lb 9oz at discharge. She weighed the same at her first pediatrician appt 4 days after birth and in the next week she only gained 2 oz. The doctor didn't seem too concerned but... (7 replies)
... Both my kids were VERY big eaters. I never really was able to stick to a solid schedule when it came to their bottles b/c they at times wanted more. Both my kids are now 2 and 3 years old and very healthy. Their weight is perfect. Actually my youngest is so tiny for his age, but not underweight. They shovel the food in, but burn it off playing and being active. Once my... (3 replies)
... ing this would be the "magic" one. I'll have to keep that in mind to try if I have any problems with amount. Thanks! I unfortunatly had to supplement with the formula because my first son had jaundice terribly. ... (7 replies)
... I would encourage your DIL to keep trying, but she may have to continue pumping and bottlefeeding. I would not supplement with formula at all. Breastmilk has so much more nutrition, and even if it is coming out of a bottle, its okay. I pumped exclusively because my DS would not latch on. ... (7 replies)
... Manchek - your worries are the same as mine were when my DS was 1 month.
I have learned that you feed them until they are full. I was so worried about how much DS should be eating - how many hours in between feedings, etc. that I stressed myself out over it.
I have learned to feed on demand and to give him more if he is still hungry. Sometimes he wants more - sometimes... (7 replies)
... As long as the baby doesn't get really fussy after a large feeding or spits up it's ok. My daughter who is now 12.5 months old was taking 5 oz at every feeding at 2 months old. (7 replies)
... that's really good to know..that they won't drink more if they aren't hungry...was worried that i'd be over feeding her.
thanks! (7 replies)
... i agree with the other posters. Let the baby tell you how much she needs or wants. My daughter is a month old and she lets me know when she's hungry and when she wants more.. and i give it to her. Shes been eating 4 oz at her feedings but sometimes she just wants a little bit more. Let your baby tell you if shes still sucking when the bottle runs out maybe try another... (7 replies)
... my little girl is 2 weeks old and when i had her she was only taking 2 oz now she is taking 4 oz and have gone from 8lb 14 to 9lb 4 if you think you need to increase it do so :) (7 replies)
... Let your baby guide how much you feed them. You'll hear everything from 'at the age of * you need to feed them * oz' .. In my opinion that's crap lol. I feed on demand with my son still. When he's hungry, he eats what he needs to eat.
If your little one wants more, then go ahead and up her intake. It may just be a growth spurt. (7 replies)
... I've never heard that you need to increase formula intake at certain ages. My son is formula fed and I feed on demand. If he's hungry he eats how much he wants to eat. ... (6 replies)
... Kel, I don't think there is a certain time when you "should" increase the amount of formula the baby takes. It's really more of a guideline. ... (6 replies)
... start supreme. One thing that you have to realize is that your baby being only 2 months old still has a very sensitive digestive system. I think that switching formula so many times has probably done more harm than good on her poor little tummy. ... (10 replies)
... I started Gabby on 3oz for probably the 1st 5-7 days but as soon as she started draining the whole bottle we went up to 4oz shes now 7 weeks and NEVER drains a 5oz so we're back to 4oz bottles which she seems happy with :) She just wants a top up 1 1/2 - 2 hours later lol. Just take the lead from your baby, I had such a bad time the 1st couple of days in hospital with the... (4 replies)
... ou to let her keep eating. But, for now until you figure out what the problem is, do what the doctor recommends. If she's spitting up a lot, feeding her a lesser amount at more frequent intervals and burping her more might help her hold more down overall. ... (24 replies)