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June 1st, 2011, 10:08 PM
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How is your feeding schedule working out? Does your LO seem to be in a routine with how often they are eating? What kind of formula and bottles are you using? How much / often is your LO eating?
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June 2nd, 2011, 08:05 AM
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Andrew's formula is Parent's Choice Premium. He eats about every 4 hours thoughout the day. He goes to bed at 11pm and wakes up at 7am to eat. Then he usually will go back to sleep for a few more hours. He doesn't really nap very much throughout the day.
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June 2nd, 2011, 01:26 PM
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Mackenzie is on Similac Sensitive. We use the Playtex drop-ins...I love them! So much easier than washing out tons of bottles . She used to eat every 3 hrs during the day, but lately she has been wanting to eat every 2hrs. I just bumped her up to 6oz to see if we could get back to the 3hr stretch, but she usually stops eating after 4-5oz. She sleeps through the night, anywhere from 7-8hrs usually.
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June 2nd, 2011, 07:24 PM
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My girl is supplemented with formula....in a day (24 hr period) she drinks about 20-25 ounces....half is breast milk, half is formula. Usually every 3 hrs during the day, and at night she sleeps anywhere from 8-10 hours straight.

We are using Gerber Good Start.

Also i wanted to ask anyone, do you usually wait for your baby to get fussy and really show you the hungry cues before feeding, or do you just time it and feed.....

I mostly wait till she gets fussy...i dont know if i should just instead offer a bottle every couple hours.... any advice...
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June 3rd, 2011, 02:51 PM
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Caiden is on the Enfamil Gentlease. He usually eats every 3-4 hours during the day and takes anywhere from 3.5 - 6 oz. At night he will go 5 - 6 hours and takes a max of 4 oz.
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June 3rd, 2011, 04:04 PM
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My girl is supplemented with formula....in a day (24 hr period) she drinks about 20-25 ounces....half is breast milk, half is formula. Usually every 3 hrs during the day, and at night she sleeps anywhere from 8-10 hours straight.

We are using Gerber Good Start.

Also i wanted to ask anyone, do you usually wait for your baby to get fussy and really show you the hungry cues before feeding, or do you just time it and feed.....

I mostly wait till she gets fussy...i dont know if i should just instead offer a bottle every couple hours.... any advice...
I always wait until Reagan shows me cues that she's hungry...which is usually every two hours, but for instance if she is sleeping and goes 3 or so hours, I won't wake her up to eat, or if she only goes an hour and a half I won't withhold a bottle. I don't think you're doing anything wrong.
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June 3rd, 2011, 08:13 PM
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We use enfamil. Zayden drinks every 3-4 hrs during the day. He eats 4 oz now. He'd have his last feeding at 11pm then sleeps til in the morning.. depending on his mood. I love him sleeping thru the night! Easier on us!

Ish21, I wait til he gives me hungry cue by watching his fingers and his mouth movement...
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June 4th, 2011, 09:22 PM
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Joshua is on Nutragium for the reflux and colic. I use the playtex ventaire bottles. He usually gets fed every 4 hrs during the day and I wake him for the feedings. At night Ihe goes more hrs and I let him wake up on his own to get fed.
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June 4th, 2011, 09:59 PM
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Lily uses Enfamil Gentlease and drinks about 4-6 oz at a time, every 4 hours or so.
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June 5th, 2011, 07:32 AM
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William is on aptamil and generally has 6oz about every 4 hours and then we get a good few hours sleep at night. He generally wakes once in around 3am then goes back down
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June 7th, 2011, 04:27 PM
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Shyla drinks Similac Sensitive about 8oz every 3 hours. We use those drop in bottles (which for some reason are getting melted by our bottle warmer.....)
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June 7th, 2011, 10:23 PM
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She lets you know she is hungry every 3-4 hours. Past day or 2 it's been more like every 3 hours. At night she is asleep from 10 to 7. Then I breastfeed her when she wakes up so we can cuddle and lay down for a bit longer. That's really the only time I breastfeed now. I make 4 ounces and she drinks all that. I don't do more cause the pedi told me only 3-4 oz right now. But she does fine. She is on Gerber Good Start Protect. I use Playtex Drop-Ins, sometimes but usually use Playtex AdVentaire(sp).

I wait till she lets me know she is hungry. I will get a bottle ready for her usually by 3 hours. That way it's ready and she doesn't get overly fussy.
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June 8th, 2011, 06:07 AM
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I feed him when he's hungry, usually every 3 hours or so during the day (sometimes less, sometimes more). He goes longer at night, sometimes he STTN sometimes not. We give him Enfamil A+ (the concentrated liquid that you have to mix with water, not the powder) and we use Playtex Advent bottles. Up until last week, he was eating 4.5-5 oz at a time, but then he went through a growth spurt and went up to 6oz. But last night and this morning, he only drank 4.5 oz so I don't know if he'll get back down to that. He did the same thing when he went through his last growth spurt at 6 weeks.
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