nesspop *team Blue* (386 days ago) How much you bub will change regularly, due to growth spurts etc, I found around 8 to 10 days then again around 6 weeks they fed ever 1 to 2 hours, this lasted a day or two, then back to 3 hours. wind can also make them full, so if the pass wind or burb, that could make them feel hungry again :)
Lou-Li-Ro (386.8 days ago) PS you could perhaps try putting your baby to your breast if he wants to be sucking a lot? This could help him get some of your colostrum (which is like liquid gold for babies!) and could satisfy his need to suckle? ...
Lou-Li-Ro (386.8 days ago) New babies want to suckle a LOT. This is nature`s way of building up a mother`s supply of milk. But when you`re not breastfeeding obviously you can`t just keep giving bottles as they will be overfed (with bfing you cannot overfeed and therefore babies can satisfy their overwhelming urge to suck). Did you try a pacifier? Letthisonestick - your doc might have meant breast? Because you cannot overfeed with breastfeeding. With Bottles you definitely can, very easily overfeed.
letthisonestick (386.8 days ago) My doctor said for an infant `as much as he wants whenever he wants`
Avas*Momma*09 (386.8 days ago) My DD was also 8.5 pounds when she was born and ate 3-4 oz every 3-4 hours. If he is acting hungry and doesn`t spit it up after (which he would probably do if it was too much) then I say give it to him. Babies that young shouldn`t really over eat. If you do notice him spitting it up after he eats then I say cut the amount of formula back a little and feed him more often, maybe every 2 hours. Good luck and congrats!!