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Old 09-22-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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How much does your baby eat?

DS is 5 months. About 2 weeks ago I stopped pumping because it was consuming my life and we switched to FF only. I'm sad about it because I wanted to nurse, but his health issues prevented it. In the long run I have become a much calmer person though. Anyways... He goes through a can of formula in like 2 1/4 days!! He's eating like 40 ounces a day!! I have tried some rice cereal on a spoon but he's still got the tongue thrust and isn't quite ready yet. But is this normal? It seems like a ton!! With DD we didn't switch till she was well on her way with solids and a can would last 3 1/2 days. It seems excessive but he's always hungry when we feed him. I'm just worried he's over eating but he actually slept better on 4 oz of breast milk than he does on 6 oz of formula now :-(. He eats 6oz and wakes up again 3 hrs later starving! Needless to say thank goodness for cloth diapers because we still change him about 12 times a day and have to double stuff or he leaks out of every diaper with 1 pee. Someone please tell me this is normal. I just want to make sure he's healthy and not going overboard.

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Old 10-15-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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My friend said her pediatrician said if baby is not eating solids then offer your baby's weight x2.5 ozs

Example
15lb baby
15 x 2.5 =37.5oz per day.

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Old 10-19-2013, 08:15 AM   #3
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It was normal for my son. He ate like a fiend. He is 18 months and eats solids but not really well yet. He still does about 30-36oz. a day. Some kiddos just take a lot of formula. DD never ate more than 25-30 on a good day

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Old 12-09-2013, 02:10 PM   #4
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Re: How much does your baby eat?

My ped said baby would cut themselves off if they were eating too much and let them eat whatever they take.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:48 AM   #5
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My daughter is 11 months old and she has only 16oz of formula a day plus her solids. That's 4 4oz bottles, plus her three meals a day and a snack here and there. I also just started her on water and juice from a soppy cup.
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Re: How much does your baby eat?

Babies will stop when they are full. You must just have a super hungry little one. My daughter is 5 months and has 6 oz every 2 1/2 to 3 hours. But she also has baby food twice a day.


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Old 05-18-2014, 10:11 AM   #7
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Re: How much does your baby eat?

My baby is younger (almost 10wks and 13lbs) but takes 4-5 oz every 3hrs or so during the day. She usually sleeps a 6-8hrs stretch at night then another 3-4 before she's up for the day.
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:41 PM   #8
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Re: How much does your baby eat?

Our little guy was eating about 35-36 ounces per day. We started solids though at 4 months because he was really into them and loves everything, so now he only drinks 28-29 ounces per day at 6 months old. I highly recommend checking out the target up & up brand and buying in bulk! It'll help save money.
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Old 11-12-2014, 01:13 PM   #9
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Re: How much does your baby eat?

WOW!! A lot of big eaters out there! My LO is 3 months and only eats 20-24 oz a day. She is little though 11lbs but growing well!
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Old 11-23-2014, 12:23 PM   #10
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Re: How much does your baby eat?

Before solids my doctor said 2.5 oz x his weight. Now that we started solids he said to make sure he gets 24 oz a day, he's 7 months.
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