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    Default Guidance on oz/# of feedings

    I've had to switch to nearly exclusive pumping after EBF for the first months. My DD is 11 weeks old, and I feed her on demand. She sleeps from around 9p - 6a each night, and otherwise feeds every 2-3 hours. Lately, she is starting to go beyond 3 hours to up to 4. Is this ok?? Am I contributing to this by givin her too much in the bottle?

    How much should she be consuming each day in oz? I give her around 4oz per feeding, and she eats 6-7 times a day. She weighs 10.5 lbs. I have an infant scale, and I often weigh her when I can breastfeed directly to compare to the bottles. She eats 3 - 4.5 oz at a time, although yesterday she ate 5 oz at one feeding.

    What is normal as per feeding spacing and quantity given my DD's situation? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Guidance on oz/# of feedings

    I was about to post a similar question. Don't mean to . I don't have any advice but hopefully someone can answer your (our) questions.
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    Default Re: Guidance on oz/# of feedings

    There is some great information here.

    Hope this helps some!


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    Default Re: Guidance on oz/# of feedings

    i started at 2 oz in the first month and went up a half oz every month until I got to 4 oz and we have "plateaued" and he's been getting 4 oz every 2-3 hrs.

    my daughter i eventually went up to the max 5 oz until she was weaned and switched to cow's milk at a year!

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    -Wife to Joe 5-15-04
    -First time mom to Courtney Ann 8-12-07
    -Became a mom of 2: Brendan Joseph was born 01-08-09
    -Breastfed both of them for one whole year
    -Now a new mom of 3: Emily Theresa born 12-14-11
    -Breastfeeding again and hope to go the full year!

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