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July 4th, 2011, 06:12 PM
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Okay...I know I sound kind of stupid but this whole Formula thing is not something I have done for awhile and my son was completely different then the twins....we struggled to get him to eat period.

So for about a week the boys have been taking 3 ounces a feeding...they go 3 to 4 hours between feedings...but honestly It varies...we feed on demand round the clock and I don't ever really look at the clock.

They are 3 weeks old today and they have been wanting to be topped off after finishing a 3 ounce bottle...so they will end up taking 4 ounces give or take...but they still are eating at roughly the same time intervals.

So should a 3 week old baby be eating 4 ounces a feeding...They seem to be taking a LOT more formula then what all the formula charts I see online say. They are taking over 28 ounces a piece right now in 24 hours.
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July 4th, 2011, 07:08 PM
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As long as everything else (not fussier, bloated, crampy, all that stuff) are fine, I don't see why it isn't okay. If you're too worried about it, you could always ask their doctor, but I just think every baby is different and they all have different appetites.
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July 4th, 2011, 08:56 PM
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I have never FF'd but they maybe going through a growth spurt. That honestly sounds fine to me, Timmy was taking almost 30 ounces a day at that age (granted it was BM) and his pedi didn't seem concerned.

Sounds like they are just taking what they need.
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July 5th, 2011, 12:36 AM
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i dont think its bad given that they are twins and maybe they are going thru a growth spurt and needs more feedings..!!unless they are constipated or bloated or something not normal in their behavior shows up. i wouldn't be worried..!!!
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July 5th, 2011, 05:25 AM
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maybe a growth spurt? Im sure its not too much or they'd have sore tummys or throw a lot back up (most babys throw up a wee bit anyway)
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July 5th, 2011, 06:54 AM
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I would say it is fine as long as like the other ladies said they are fussy or something else comes up with it.

Ryan is only 5 days now and he is up to 3 oz every 4 hours. I spoke to the health nurse about it yesterday and she said it was perfect and that as long as he was not fussy with it or having trouble going to the bathroom or anything and he is still sleeping great then not to worry about it.

So I would say the boys are doing just fine.
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