It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Infant Care (up to 18 months old) Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-21-2009, 12:17 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Deer Park. TX
Posts: 1
sara9435 HB User
how much should a 5 week old eat

how much should a 5 week old eat ?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-23-2009, 12:33 AM   #2
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 352
hotmama08 HB User
Re: how much should a 5 week old eat

My baby was 9.75 lbs when he was born and was drinking 2 ounces of milk every 2-3 hours during the first 2-4 weeks and gradually increased it to 3-4 ounces when he was a month old. At 2 months he was taking 4-5 ounces every 3-4 hours.

He is now drinking 5-6 ounces every 3-4 hours but at night he sleeps for 6-7 hours straight and when he wakes up, he would take a 7 ounces milk in 6 minutes without throwing up.

My baby was also 11 lbs by the time he was 4 weeks old so it depends on the size or weight of your baby.

But giving 3 ounces by 1 month every 3-4 hours wont hurt your baby. You should look for cues like crying after 2 hours, meaning he or she is hungry again or throwing up meaning you are overfeeding although this things doesnt necessary means hungry or overfeeding. It could be other discomforts or reflux.

Last edited by hotmama08; 01-23-2009 at 12:33 AM.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-23-2009, 09:47 AM   #3
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 132
doodlebugsmom HB User
Re: how much should a 5 week old eat

This, along with everything else, varies greatly by child. As long as she's peeing and pooping well, and weight isn't a concern, then a child should be allowed to eat as much or as little as they like.
At 5 weeks I believe my son was taking about 2oz every 3 hours.

Last edited by doodlebugsmom; 01-23-2009 at 09:48 AM.

 
Old 01-23-2009, 05:00 PM   #4
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New York, US
Posts: 98
Hansen36 HB User
Re: how much should a 5 week old eat

Hi. My daughter Elora was five weeks yesterday. She is eating about 4-5 oz every 4 hours. It isn't set in stone though, sometimes she eats more, sometimes she eats less. I try to feed her a little more often during the day so that she feeds less at night time. But it doesn't really matter what I want her to do, she does what she wants. But for the most part, that is the average she eats. I am not 100% sure on her weight but I think she weighs about 8.5-9 lbs maybe. She was born December 18th.

 
Old 02-20-2009, 04:41 PM   #5
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1
dreamer1041 HB User
Re: how much should a 5 week old eat

my 5 week old is eating anywhere from 5-9 oz at a time every 3-4 hours, i think this is too much but the doc says that it is fine. does anyone else know about this?

 
Old 02-21-2009, 06:04 AM   #6
Veteran
(female)
 
fruitloop1024's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: St.Louis Mo
Posts: 452
fruitloop1024 HB User
Re: how much should a 5 week old eat

Your baby is going to eat as much as they want at each feeding. They know how hungry they are, and sometimes they throw us a curve ball and rapidly increase or decrease their food intake. Between sudden growth spurts and spells of not feeling well, sometimes it is hard to know how much a baby will eat at one time. DS ate 5 oz every 1.5 hours a few weeks ago, now he's down to 2-3 every 1.5 hours, but he weighs 16lbs and is 10 weeks old, so trust your baby to know how much they want to eat.
__________________
Angel Baby: December 28, 2007
Liam: December 8, 2008
David & Abby: December 8, 2010

 
Old 02-22-2009, 08:30 AM   #7
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: lenoir nc
Posts: 10
TEENMOM101 HB User
Re: how much should a 5 week old eat

My little girl was born Dec. 8, and wieghed 5.5 pounds. Her intake of the formula is 3 ounces every 2-3 hours. As long as your baby is eating and gainging weight (and not losin) then everything should be okay .
Every baby is diferent.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
***? Should I switch REs? Daisies4monkeys Infertility 9 01-05-2008 04:32 PM
New Labs...Should I increase dose? talbet0729 Thyroid Disorders 4 11-17-2007 10:10 AM
How long should you rest your muscles after hard weightlifting workout??? theillone Exercise & Fitness 5 02-02-2006 12:07 PM
he's a little distant, what should i do? cuddlyy Relationship Health 8 05-22-2005 06:44 AM
Help - Should I Call? LeeLee3 Stress 3 02-08-2005 01:51 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:21 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!