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how much is too much? mmayala 1 child; Fort Dodge, Iowa 237 posts
11th Mar '13

my son will be 1 wk on Wednesday and the nurses had me feeding him 2 oz every 3-4 hours but now he still seems hungry so i gave him 4 oz last night and he did very well!! is it ok for him to have 4oz now?? i mean obviously if its making him happy and satisfied i should keep it right?

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
11th Mar '13

Feed him until he isn't hungry, regardless of how much that is.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14126 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:" Feed him until he isn't hungry, regardless of how much that is."


Yup. They do a lot of growing in the first few weeks.

mmayala 1 child; Fort Dodge, Iowa 237 posts
11th Mar '13

Thank you for the responses! I really figured to let him eat as much as he needed but I'm new at this so I needed some reassurance!!:) thanks ladies!!:)

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
11th Mar '13

DD is 2 weeks did the same thing she took 6oz the other day! Doctor said no such thing as over feeding an infant. Theyll spit it out, or spit it up if its too much.

j.a.c 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2165 posts
11th Mar '13

Feed him as much as he wants. I never did 'schedules' I just fed on demand.