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whyIsARavenLikeAWritingDesk Tue 28-Feb-17 20:27:39

My DD is 11 weeks old and having 6oz bottles every 3-3.5 hours! Now I thought this was fine but now my DP has made me question, he thinks she should be going longer between feeds! I'm worried now I'm over feeding her but she is taking the milk and draining the bottles! Any advice please?

jaggythistle Tue 28-Feb-17 20:30:10

Does your dp wait a set time between every meal or drink? Nope?

Ask him why he thinks a tiny baby would....

Feeding her when she needs it is absolutely the right thing to do. smile

whyIsARavenLikeAWritingDesk Tue 28-Feb-17 20:35:58

I get what you are saying but he thinks she should be going longer, if she did she'd be waking through the night wouldn't she? She's having roughly 36oz milk per day, so this isn't too much?x

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 28-Feb-17 20:36:16

Agree totally. Tell your DO he can only have something to eat and drink every four hours tomorrow and see how long he lasts.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 28-Feb-17 20:40:15

Formula goes on the weight of the baby, so it's impossible to tell if she's having too much unless we know her weight smile

Have you found the Infant Feeding section yet why? Lots of useful advice there smile

Heirhelp Tue 28-Feb-17 20:42:42

The current advice is to feed on demand. Feed your baby when they show hunger cues and there should always be some formula left in the bottle when the baby stops drinking. If you get your baby weighed regularly it will should up when there is a problem.

Sounds similar to my DD at that age.

whyIsARavenLikeAWritingDesk Tue 28-Feb-17 20:43:26

jilted she's currently 12lb8oz! No I haven't found that, I was looking for it when posting this but couldn't find it!

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 28-Feb-17 20:54:07

Babies should drink roughly 2.5 floz of formula per pound of weight, some will drink more, some will drink less, so she's within the normal suggested amounts.

Agree with Heir. Feed her when she's hungry and always make sure there is enough so that there is sone left at the end of a feed. That way you know she's getting all she needs smile

whyIsARavenLikeAWritingDesk Tue 28-Feb-17 20:56:40

You see that's the other thing, she's draining her bottles but seems very content! Should I move her up to 7oz or could this be a growth spurt?

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 28-Feb-17 21:09:50

I'd try putting an extra ounce in, but if she doesn't want it, don't force her smile

Heirhelp Wed 01-Mar-17 07:45:19

Yes offer more milk and you might find she goes longer between bottles.

Afreshstartplease Wed 01-Mar-17 07:49:21

Ds is 19 weeks and feeds every three hours in the day then sleeps all night

He has been on three hourly feeds since about 8 weeks I think

Increasing oz makes no difference to him going longer, I expect that won't happen until he's on solids

mimiholls Wed 01-Mar-17 20:39:21

You cannot overfeed an 11 week old- they will take as much as they need and you should feed on demand. Don't leave it longer than 3 hours between feeds in the daytime or she will start waking more frequently at night.

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