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Is our baby feeding too much or too often for his age?

(7 Posts)
Jonathan0311 Wed 26-Oct-16 14:49:33

Our son is a month old today - he is having 5oz (about 140ml) every 3 hours.

He's on Aptamil baby formula, we were told his feeds would increase in size and get further apart. They have definitely increased in size but he's been 3 hours apart since a few days old. He weighed 9lb 7oz at just over two weeks old.

Any advice or what your experience is would be great smile

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 26-Oct-16 14:53:50

I'd say that's pretty good going.

Mine all fed 3.5-4 hourly on formula.

Not all babies feed constantly smile

NotAPuffin Wed 26-Oct-16 14:56:04

Mine both stuck with 3 hourly feeds till they hit 4 months.

One weight taken in isolation isn't informative at all. You need to look at the centile he was on at birth and whether he's sticking to it. Though it's very early days yet, to be honest I wouldn't even be thinking about it at that stage as long as he's content.

Jonathan0311 Wed 26-Oct-16 16:53:57

Thanks, the question was risen after reading the side of the baby formula tub and it saying he should be having feeds every 5-6 hours rather than every 3 - we worried about feeding him too much perhaps, I get each baby is different and a table on the tub can't suit every individual baby. Thanks again for your replies smile

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 26-Oct-16 16:55:14

Be thankful you don't have a grazer. 3 hours is pretty Damn good.


Doje Wed 26-Oct-16 16:58:30

A feed every 5-6 hours at that age doesn't sound right to me. Are you sure it doesn't say 5-6 feeds in 24 hours? Every 3 hours sounds right to me. As PP above, mine gradually moved to every 4 hours at 3-4 months old.

YoHoHoandabottleofTequila Wed 26-Oct-16 20:50:06

A feed every 5-6 hours is no way near enough. Don't forget that's his sole source of nutrition. Just feed as he wants to feed. I'm pretty sure my DS was still feeding two hourly at that age. Just go with he wants. If he's hungry feed him.

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