My 8 Week Old Son

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beccaisamommy - September 25

My 8 week old eats 4 oz every 2-3 hrs. Is this excessive. It seems like he eats roughly 8 times a day. Is 32 oz a day excessive?

 

DDT - September 25

Nope, that sounds about what my ds was drinking at that age (except it was every 3hrs & about 6x in 24hrs. Your lo is going to take whatever he needs. A baby cannot over-feed...he's just a hungry little guy!

 

DDT - September 25

BTW is he formula-fed or b___st-fed? My ds is FF, but I have heard and read that BF babies tend to drink more often throughout the day because they digest BM quicker than FM.

 

MNMOM - September 25

sounds exactly right on track for a normal 8 week old.

 

eclectic66 - September 25

I had the same worries as my ds was born a pretty big boy at 10lb 6 oz and is now 15 lbs at 9 weeks and eats approx 6-7 oz every 2-3 hours (which is actually LESS than what he was eating at 6-7 weeks. At that time I could not get away with feeding him any less than 7 oz every 3 hours and as you can imagine I was freaking out!! Now, I am less freaked and have come to realize that every baby is different and some babies just need more. No worries. I am sure your ds is right on track! Maybe its a little boy thing ;-)

 

kimberly - September 25

My dd is almost 6 weeks and she eats that much now! Totally normal, they will eat more when they are going through a growth spurt too. I think my dd is because sometimes 4 oz. is not enough and she will eat another 2 oz.

 

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