How much did your newborns eat?

Ok, how much did all newborns eat at 1-2 weeks old? Little man will be two weeks on Wednesday, and he’s currently only eating breast milk, nursing, and bottle. Every feeding, he can nurse for 30-45 minutes and then still be hungry and down another 3-4 ounces from a bottle. He eats too much. Is it normal for a baby his age? He’s almost 9lbs. Will eating this much make him cause too much weight?

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I wouldn’t exactly worry about eating too much at that age unless he’s spitting up a lot or your doctor tells you to be concerned. My 3 month old has had a big appetite like that since she was born. She can nurse for 45 mins at a time and still want more afterwards.

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If baby is hungry feed him unless he spitting it up but if he is holding it feed him

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Try burping him more often. He also might just want to suck. It’s a soothing mechanism for babies. You can try a pacifier. But this also could be totally normal for him.
My boys both nursed every hour and a half around the clock from the day they were born until they were about 6 months old.

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Weigh him before he nurses and then after to see how much breast milk he’s getting

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My daughter started eating about 2oz out of a bottle every 2-3 hours at a week old. Now, she will be 4 months old next week and is eating 8oz

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It’s not a bad thing for them to eat that much when they are little like that. My daughter had problems eating when she was born cause she swolled amniotic fluid and they had to stick a small tube down her throat to suck it out. Then she finally started eating more

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Around two weeks he is probably cluster feeding to get more milk at one time. It is exhausting but it doesn’t last forever. Put him on the boob as much as he wants. This will make you produce more ounces of milk for him at one feeding. My daughter went through cluster feeding at two weeks and she would eat every 15 minutes for hours in the evenings but it only lasted a few days. If you are giving him formula during these times it will mess up your supply. If you are only giving him breast milk don’t worry about over feeding. Google cluster feeding and you will learn a lot! A lot of women feel like they aren’t producing enough because of this but it’s not true. You have to cluster feed to produce more milk. The more baby is nursing the more milk you will make!

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My daughter is a week old a couple days. She’s eating 2 ounces almost 3. The doctor told me if she’s sucking or showing signs that she’s hungry, feed her as long as she handles it well. Granted she’s only 6 pounds but she has a huge appetite

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My daughter would eat every 1-2 hours all day and night long and would only soundly sleep from 5am-8am it was hard. She would nurse the same then drink 3oz bottles of formula. She grew out of this and slept better by the time she was 6-8 weeks. Hang in there. Totally normal it’s called cluster feeding

I felt the same way and I read somewhere I’ll try an find the artical but basically you cant over feed your baby the baby will spit it up if they are full but I would burp after every oz on the bottle help make sure the baby is full

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My son nursed every hour and a half ish. My middle child came out highly pissed and I kid you not hangry. She only quieted down when they gave her a bottle. Let him eat :woman_shrugging: he’s probably fine.

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Mine was eating 3oz every 3 hours and I was told it was too much lol but I fed him that anyways cause he was hungry .

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Feed on demand. Dont worry about weight unless losing it.

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He’s probably not very efficient at getting the milk out of the breast when he is that age. He’s just beginning to gain strength/stamina in his tongue and cheeks. Keep feeding him on both sides before giving him the bottle so he gets better at it and don’t worry about overfeeding.

Babies grow so mich those first couple months I would not worry unless his dr says something

Yes it’s normal it’s called cluster feeding

Nursing you don’t really know how much they are getting… baby is likely not getting enough that way and that’s why wants bottle but it’s tricky bc you can def overfeed when doing bottle. Have you tried just the bottle to see how he does then nurse after. I’m 4 months PP and nursed for first month or so but she wasn’t getting enough and not gaining enough weight so supplemented with bottle and she was satisfied so I stopped nursing… to me seemed like she was just pacifying while nursing anyway… sad but she needed more than I could provide

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Babies are individual and vary widely. As long as he isn’t spitting up a ton or throwing it up, let him eat as much as he wants. He might just have a big appetite.

My daughter drank 4oz when I feed her the first time and would be hungry less then an hr later she alway had a healthy appetite