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Old 10-28-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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Ok I have a 6 week old daughter. She was a preemie (34 weeks gest) but is doing very well. Her dr said not to even treat her as if she were born early.

She's drinking 140 (a little less than 5 ounces) mL's about every 3 hours. It's breast milk I just pump and give it in a bottle because the whole baby sucking thing feels very weird. Anyway does this sound about right? I called and left a msg at her drs and they havent gotten back to me. All the websites pretty much say they should eat however much they want. I was just curious of others opinions. How much did your 6 week old eat?
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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Hello Ohio! Congrats on the baby! I can't remember exactly what mine ate at what age, but that sounds about right. I remember the little bottles that only held about 6 oz. We used those for quite a while, so mine couldn't have been eating more than yours is.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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Sounds about right to me, maybe even a little on the too much side. Just look for the signs that they are getting full. If they start pushing the bottle out, don't force it, just take a break, burp and try again. Also, if the bottle is empty, but they are still rooting, then they may still be a little hungry. It's all about picking up their signals.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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That sounds about normal to me. I wouldn't be worried unless she crying a lot or seemed uninterested in eating at all. Babies know when they're full, and they will let you know.

Congratulations on the little girl!
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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That sounds fine to me. I think that's what my daughter ate. 5 or 6 ounces every 3 hours or so. You're doing great! I'm sure she's not starving!!! =)
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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Does she stop eating on her own? Is she gaining weight? If so, don't worry about it. One of the nice things about breast feeding is you don't fret about how much the baby is eating because you don't know.

Relax. If she's hungry she'll eat.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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Thanks everyone!

She is gaining weight good as of her last appt. SHe usually falls asleep while eating so sometimes im not sure if she stopped because she was full or because she was tired. But you guys are awesome im such a huge worry wart.
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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That sounds about normal to me. I wouldn't be worried unless she crying a lot or seemed uninterested in eating at all. Babies know when they're full, and they will let you know.

Congratulations on the little girl!

Thank you!
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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Hello Ohio! Congrats on the baby! I can't remember exactly what mine ate at what age, but that sounds about right. I remember the little bottles that only held about 6 oz. We used those for quite a while, so mine couldn't have been eating more than yours is.

Thanks!!
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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Yes, that is the problem when they are so tiny, eating wears them out, so they fall asleep, then wake up, and want some more. Sounds like you are doing great.
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