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    Right amount for a 7 week old boy

    Hi

    Could anyone advise me what is the right amount for a 7 week old baby,

    He is formula feed with Enfamil and the problem I have with him is every feed is a time where he would fight and struggle alot after 30ml.

    Any advise what can I do ?

    Thanks

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    Is he gaining weight?
    Does he seem happy otherwise?
    Have you tried to burp him at 30ml and then feed more a few minutes later?
    How often does he eat?
    Is he constipated?
    Is this a change from his previous behaviour?

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    whenever I ask the pedi, they always say "150ml/kg/day with the average being anywhere from 120-180ml/kg/day". I don't follow that too strictly myself since my baby might have a small appetite one day, but pick up her appetite the next day. Unfortunately each baby is different but if you write everything down you might find a pattern. My baby is gaining weight, so I just let her stop eating when she refuses the bottle 2 times. Is your baby gaining weight? If you write more information (weight / time of milk intake/ quantity of milk intake / time of bowel movement) down you will see a pattern which can help determine if things are "normal". If you are really worried with the data you have collected then you should consult your doctor.

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    Hi Ladies

    Thanks for your advise

    Hi Carang

    Yes, he seems happy
    Yes, I burp him after he finish every 30ml, and will try feeding him again
    Every 2 hours
    No he is not constipated
    No he have been fighting since day 1 after returning from the hospital.


    Quote Originally Posted by carang View Post
    Is he gaining weight?
    Does he seem happy otherwise?
    Have you tried to burp him at 30ml and then feed more a few minutes later?
    How often does he eat?
    Is he constipated?
    Is this a change from his previous behaviour?

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    if he is gaining weight, then relax. all will be well, continue to offer more, but if you aren't getting anywhere, then don't worry.

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    Hi there, it could be that you are feeding too often, and he is not having chance to get hungry. Maybe check with other bottle feeding mums how often they give a bottle - I seem to think it is usually every 3-4 hours? Can anyone else advise?

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    Sorry, not sure of it was clear from what I wrote above, perhaps feeding less often, he will be more hungry, eta more in a single feed and then resist less when fed.

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    yeah, i would second that... try extending it to every 3 hours... then maybe every 3.5 to see if he eats more in one sitting.

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