formula feeding mommas

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Joined: 01/10/11
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formula feeding mommas

Anyone formula feeding? How much is your lo eating?

Joined: 11/07/06
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I formula feed......Alli is 4 weeks old and eats 4 oz every 3.5-4 hours......except for her last feed at night ( between 9-11pm) and her middle of the night feeding (between 1-3am) ....at both of those feeding she has 5 oz. She also has random feedings where she will still act hungry so I will make another 2 oz (after the 4) and she'll eat some of it.. I'd say she eats 26-30 oz a day.

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Joined: 01/09/10
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Yep, I've been 100% formula feeding since about 10 days old. He generally takes 3-4 oz a sitting, every 3-4 hours. His bottle before bed he often gets up to 5oz (its like he knows he's about to sleep for a while lol) and this morning he shocked me by taking 5oz when he woke up, and another 3oz just an hour later. He's a couple days over 1 month old now.

Joined: 01/10/11
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I just switched to formula and my lo is 7wks old and is eating 4 oz every 2.5 to 4 hours. Sometimes he acts hungry after but he has reflux so I try not to overfeed. I feel like he would eat endless amounts if I offered it. But maybe 4 oz isn't enough? If you are both doing 4 oz for 4 wk old maybe I need to up it a little...

Joined: 11/07/06
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All of mine have been formula fed and I always up it by about half an oz when they either act like they are still starving after finishing a bottle OR don;t go their "normal" time between feedings. For instance, the day I started giving her 4 oz instead of 3ish was because she only went 2ish hours between eating for like 3 feedings so I uped it and she started going 3.5-4 again.

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Joined: 04/10/11
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Kesler eats 5 oz every 2 hrs like clock work sumtimes I even make another 2 oz but he still wakes every 2 hrs.