I took my 1 week old into the pediatricians yesterday, and the doc said she should only be taking an ounce of milk or formula at a feeding. When I breastfeed, Jayden takes about 4 ounces, and when I give her formula she takes 2 to 3 ounces. The pediatrician said to cut back what she's eating, but I think that's crazy... I don't want to deal with a screaming, hungry baby. Should I just feed her until she's not hungry, or should I limit her to an ounce?
My doctor told me when i switched her from breast to formula at 2 weeks to do 2 ounces at 2 weeks, 3 ounces at 3 weeks, 4 ounces at 4 weeks and never go more than that. Ava needed more formula than that to be happy, so I gave it to her.
I'd feed her until she's full. She'll tell you when she's done. As long as she's not spitting up, I'd just give her what you feel is right. If she spits up, I'd cut back. That means you're overfeeding her.
I had the same problem with my dr.
Yeah, I pumped a few times for the same amount of time that Jay feeds, and I got a little over 4 oz and she took most of it each time. And yeah, she really said 1 oz! And absolutely no more than an ounce and a half.
My son will be 2 weeks old this weds and he typically eats at least 2 1/2 ozs per feeding and up to 3-4 ozs a few times a day at a time! He eats 3-4 ozs when it has been about 3 hours between feeding. My Dr. told me that he eats way to much for his age but since hes healthy and not what she considers overwight then I shouldnt worry about it. If hes hungry then I'm going to feed him! Goodluck, personally I think your baby is doing fine. My baby is a porker lol!
****DO NOT LISTEN TO DOCTORS!!!!**** Take everything they say with a whole container of salt. The CURRENT laws over heathcare and the coming changes; healthcare professionals have ALL sold out- Do your own homework and use common sense- your child will be better off. There is a mathmatical formula for the amount of breast milk your baby needs. It is- To calculate the approximate range for the number of ounces of expressed breastmilk to provide per feeding use the following mathematical formula:
Take your baby's weight in pounds and multiply it by two and a half to three times. Then, divide this number by the total number of feedings per day to arrive at the approximate feeding amount, in ounces, for each feeding.
the Doctors and especially the lactaction experts are ALL in it for the money- 75% of mothers think they are not producing enough milk- your doing fine if your making it through the night- I'd say anything less than 15oz a day then you need the herbal- Fenugreek or mothers milk tea bags- a must and usually only available at health stores like GNC... From what i have found- milk production only gives you enough to scrape on by for the first two months then its downhill- need more milk- call you doctor and tell them you need the rx for producing more milk- DO NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER, if they dont think you need it, tell them your going to look for a new doctor. pardon me but the heathcare pros really are not pros at all. Have you seen how it works in the hosptial these days? You go to the er these days, a nurse sees you, if your lucky you'll see a doctor, then after a couple minutes the nurse or doc leaves the room and goes straight to the internet to research your delimea... want to say yourself time and effort- stay at home and look on the internet, now you can sace that money for thing you and your baby really need....
Babies do not over eat. They give signs when they are full. Babies are different and eat when they need to. My son has been taking 3-4 oz since he was about 1 week and does not spit up. He loves to eat but is also a happy and content baby. Your child lets you know when they are hungry and full, dont listen to the "normal".