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Old 09-25-2007, 05:24 AM   #1
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How many ounces should 7 week old be eating?

I am breastfeeding/pumping for my 7 week old. Just wondering how many ounces everyone else is feeding their babies? Right now I am doing 3 ounces every 3 hours or so. I'm not sure if that's enough though. I have a fussy baby, & I'm not sure if it's due to hunger.

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Old 09-25-2007, 09:36 AM   #2
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Re: How many ounces should 7 week old be eating?

Our daughter when she was 7 weeks (10.5 weeks now) would eat about 4 ounces in a sitting. She has had some fluctuations depending on growth spurts etc. She started sleeping through the night a week and a half ago. Since then she eats about 5 ounces per sitting, with about 6 when she wakes up in the morning. (Sleeping 8-10 hours per night)

 
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:55 PM   #3
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Re: How many ounces should 7 week old be eating?

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I am breastfeeding/pumping for my 7 week old. Just wondering how many ounces everyone else is feeding their babies? Right now I am doing 3 ounces every 3 hours or so. I'm not sure if that's enough though. I have a fussy baby, & I'm not sure if it's due to hunger.

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At 7 weeks DS (3 months now) ate about 2oz every 3 hours. He was a preemie though (born at 34 weeks) so a full term baby would naturally eat more. Even now DS only takes 4.5oz every 4.5 - 5 hours. Of course, he's not even 10 pounds yet, so it's plenty for him, especially when you consider the extra 4 cal/oz he gets. It sounds like your LO is getting plenty though. If the fussiness keeps up contact a doctor. Good luck to you.

 
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Re: How many ounces should 7 week old be eating?

This was my greatest struggle when breastfeeding -- how much is enough. I, too, had a fussy baby. I never could find a good answer. In general babies go through growth spurts around 3 wks, 6 wks, 3 mos. and 6 mos. So he might want more during those times. Mostly intake depends on size -- remember their stomachs are about the size of their fist. Good luck!

 
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Re: How many ounces should 7 week old be eating?

My DD is 12 weeks and she drinks about 2-3 oz of breastmilk every 3 hours.

 
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