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??? tana1991 1 child; Stockton, Illinois 1711 posts
11th Apr '12

okay so just a question for you mommas who had had preemies that were fairly healthy...how much were they eating at about 3 weeks

Korey Calls Me Mama 1 child; Texas 1751 posts
11th Apr '12

4 oz every 2-3 hours

Asher's mommy 1 child; Grapevine, Texas 4979 posts
11th Apr '12

If I remember correctly, about four ounces every two hours.

tana1991 1 child; Stockton, Illinois 1711 posts
11th Apr '12

oh wow! =]....my little man is eating barely 2 ounces, and the doc told me to not give him more than that at once.

Asher's mommy 1 child; Grapevine, Texas 4979 posts
11th Apr '12
Quoting tana1991:" oh wow! =]....my little man is eating barely 2 ounces, and the doc told me to not give him more than that at once."


Every preemie is different. Does he have GI issues?

Trinityandbraydensmom Due March 10 (girl); 3 kids; New Philadelphia, Ohio 235 posts
11th Apr '12

honey my little guy was 9 weeks early and is now 6 weeks old... besides being preemie he is healthy is eating 2 ozs every 3 hours and gaining weight like crazy!!

Aristotle's birth-giver 1 child; Travelers Rest, South Carolina 940 posts
11th Apr '12

at three weeks my son was eating 25mL every three hours, he went up to 29mL. Now at five weeks (he was recently sick with Group B strep) he is back at 25mL every three hours.

Mary Stickles Due May 22; 4 kids; Virginia Beach, Virginia 978 posts
12th Apr '12

My son was born at 33 weeks and is one week old and up to 23mls every three hours

tana1991 1 child; Stockton, Illinois 1711 posts
14th Apr '12

my little guy has no GI problems, and my doctor says not to feed him more than the 2 ounces. sometimes he eats his entire 2 ounces...sometimes less. He is gaining weight properly so that is good =]