eating alot!

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Registered: 08-31-2009
eating alot!
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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 12:21pm

So my first baby was 6lbs4 ozs. My second was 8lbs 12ozs. She is eating alot more than the first which I figured but I feel like each day she eats more and more. I feel like she isn't satisfied so I feed her but she has had up to 5.5ozs at one time. That seems like so much for 11 days old. Any opinions? Am I just used to my first one not eating as much? I am producing just enough milk for now some days I do have to give her some formula which I am fine with because I'd like to stay more sane this time around!

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Registered: 09-21-2011
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 2:05pm

That sounds like an awful lot for a single feed for a breastfed baby.

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Registered: 08-31-2009
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 3:19pm

She is eaing about 24-25 ozs a day. I only started pumping 2 days ago so it isn't like I know what she was getting before that.

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Registered: 04-14-2011
Thu, 01-26-2012 - 8:44am

My LO was a total pig-o at that age.

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Registered: 12-01-2011
Fri, 01-27-2012 - 1:59am

My DS was born at 8lbs 9oz and did exactly what you mention from very early on.

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Registered: 10-24-2008
Sat, 01-28-2012 - 6:24am

I know the generally accepted advice is that BF babies consume *about* 25 oz per day from months 1-6, and that they will want smaller, more often feedings, but no one informed my 3 kids of that (I pumped for a year for my 3 1/2 and 2 year olds, and am currently pumping for my 6 month old).

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Registered: 08-31-2009
Sat, 01-28-2012 - 3:30pm

Thanks for the reply and being so detailed. I tried nursing again but I am almost a week into pumping this time around and I am thinking for the third child I may just start off pumping. I'm pretty much over caring what people think of me not liking breastfeeding. I also like that at 2 weeks she slept 5.5 hours last night. I'm sure it won't be totally consistent but my first

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Registered: 02-18-2012
Sun, 02-19-2012 - 8:51am

Thank you for sharing!

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Registered: 02-15-2012
Mon, 02-20-2012 - 2:39am

My son seems like he might be down this same path of needing a little more than the average baby, but I can barely keep my supply up for 3 oz per feeding...any tips from you ladies that had babies that required more for getting and keeping my supply up to what he needs without nursing?