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July 9th, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Aubrey is eating about every two hours and 3 1/2 oz each time (she is on formula). At night she can go a little longer and sleep for maybe 3 hours but it is pretty clockwork at 2 hours. But after like an hour she seems to be going crazy and trying to chew on everything in sight. I give her a paci and then rock her and walk with her because I don't want to feed her every hour to hour and 1/2, I think that is too much.

-How much is your baby eating?
-How often is baby feeding?
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July 9th, 2013, 01:56 PM
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we're at the same spot pretty much
2 1/2 - 3 1/2 ounces of formula every 2-3 hours
we can get her to sleep longer at night up to five hours but thats rare
we ended up switching formulas because what we were feeding her didnt seem to be doing it
seems to work better where shes not acting like shes still hungry after eating a full bottle
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July 9th, 2013, 02:02 PM
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She's about the point of a growth spurt so it's normal that they want to eat more. I would follow her hunger cues. Maybe if its only an hour after she ate last make an oz and offer it.

Payson is EBF so I'm not sure how much she is eating and I offer her the breast every time she is acting hungry or seems to want to eat. Usually it's about every 2 hours sometimes longer stretches and sometimes less.
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July 9th, 2013, 02:12 PM
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I am exclusively pumping, and we feed John on demand. So, he's bottle fed but gets only breastmilk. He eats generally every 2-3 hours (day and night) and typically around 3 oz per feeding. But sometimes he only takes about an ounce and a couple of times he has put away about 5 oz over the course of about 30 minutes at the bottle. He can be quite the little piggy!
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July 9th, 2013, 02:26 PM
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I have a piglet. He eats pretty much every 2.5 hours. Sometimes will go 3 and couster feeds in the evening every 1.5. When he gets a bottle of BM, its between 3.5 -5 oz at a time. When nursing, e avg about 25 min
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July 9th, 2013, 04:06 PM
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I breastfeed so no idea about amounts. During the day I'll nurse for about 25-30 minutes every 2-3 hours. Evenings tend to be closer together for feedings. During the night he eats for about 45 minutes every two hours.
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July 9th, 2013, 04:39 PM
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He eats between 2 to 3 oz every 2 to 3 hours. And occasionally he will want more than 3 oz but he usually tends to spit up if I let him eat more than 3 oz so far.
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July 10th, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Anna usually eats 2-3oz every 2 hours. Sometimes she gets hungry after an hour and we'll give her an ounce and now in the evenings before bed she'll usually take 4oz (if we're lucky). She only sporadically sleeps more then 2-3 hours at night and rarely sleeps more than 90 minutes at a time during the day and she eats as soon as she wakes up. I feed her whenever she's acting hungry.
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July 10th, 2013, 12:28 PM
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McKinley is EBF. She eats every 2-4 hours usually but I just feed her on demand. The closer to bedtime we get, the closer together her feelings tend to get. She usually eats for 20-30mins at a time. The few times I have offered breast milk in a bottle, she ate about 3-4oz.

Lately, at night, she has started mostly sleeping all night long. She will have an insanely long feeding around 10pm, and then sleep through until about 5am. It's absolutely heaven
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July 10th, 2013, 07:02 PM
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Lately, at night, she has started mostly sleeping all night long. She will have an insanely long feeding around 10pm, and then sleep through until about 5am. It's absolutely heaven [/QUOTE]

Jealous momma over here on the sleeping part. But so excited and happy for you!!
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July 10th, 2013, 07:06 PM
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We feed on demand and he eats for anywhere between 10 and 45 minutes, depending. He usually eats longer right before bedtime then sleeps up to 5 hours.
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July 11th, 2013, 11:27 AM
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-How much is your baby eating?
2.5 oz

-How often is baby feeding?
Every 1.5-2 hours during the day and 2-4 hours at night.

She is 2 weeks old today and is on pumped breastmilk.
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July 11th, 2013, 12:41 PM
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Peyton eats whenever she's awake... lol and she sleeps a lot!! But really it's about every 3-4 hours, sometimes less during the day, like every 2. At night she usually sleeps her first stretch of 5 hours from 9:30-2a or 3a. Then sleeps again 'til 6 or 7a. She's EBF and we don't use a paci, although I thought about it in the beginning because it seemed she was at the breast 24/7 in the hospital and a couple days after we got home! But then my milk came in and she was all good!
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July 11th, 2013, 01:18 PM
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Now that Corbin has decided to breastfeed again they are both eating about every 1.5 to 2hrs for about 20 to 30 minutes. They go a little longer at night and usually feed anywhere from 9 to 10, again around 2ish and then again around 5ish. Once they have that 5am feed they are usually back on their daytime routine of 1.5 to 2 hrs.

Corbin does still get a bottle sometimes. Mostly if we're out because he doesn't do well nursing in an unfamiliar environment. We're working on it but he will strictly comfort nurse and never eat when we're out. When he does he gets about 2 to 3oz. When I tried pumping with him he was getting about 2.5 to 3 oz every two hours. If I went more than 3 he would spit up. He hasn't really had a bottle in the past couple of days so I hope he's still gaining. I think I'll check tonight.
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July 11th, 2013, 02:40 PM
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- We EBF so no idea how much he's getting. But I am usually pretty engorged to start off and he gets a big letdown right away and then many big gulps still going after that.

- We feed on demand, so sometimes he is just on the boob forever, especially in the evening. He will sleep 2-4 hour stretches at night but I rarely let him go more than 3 hours because my engorgement will wake me up, so I will wake him up to feed. They say at his tender age he shouldn't be sleeping more than 4 hour stretches anyway. I honestly don't keep track of timing though, except at night I do tend to check the clock since the nightlight has it built in. (I always change him before a feed at night, he always needs it.)
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July 11th, 2013, 05:55 PM
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We are also EBF so I have no idea how much he is drinking but when I nurse I get 1-2 oz and when I try and pump the same side he nursed on I get nothing so I'd assume he's getting anywhere from 1-2 1/2 oz. He nurses every 3 hours now but sometimes goes up to 4 hours at night and if he's swaddled during the day.
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July 11th, 2013, 06:04 PM
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Ariana is EBF and eats about every 2-3 hours but I breastfeed her on demand as well. Whenever I giver her some breast milk in a bottle like if hubbys watching her while i have. Stuff to do then I usually give her 3 1/2 oz, anything less shes not satisfied.
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