Is DD a "Miss Piggy"?

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Registered: 01-26-2011
Is DD a "Miss Piggy"?
Sat, 02-12-2011 - 3:45am

Hello Ladies

My DD is 14.5 weeks old and for the last couple of weeks her intake is anywhere from 30 to 38 oz !

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Registered: 03-14-2010
Sat, 02-12-2011 - 5:05pm
Nothing to worry about! First of all she might be going through a growth spurt-that's the time they usually do. Secondly, even if that is her regular milk consumption there is nothing wrong with it. There is no specific charts for how much BM babies should be consuming, therefore it's impossible to make one! Every moms milk is different, every baby is different. The ones you've seen must be based on formula. Just feed her as much as she wants! Just to give you a peace of mind-it's highly unlikely that she will be ever drinking more then she does now. In fact once you start solids her intake might gradually go down.
Just from my own experience-my son has always been a big milk drinker, he drunk more then other babies. So from 3 months on he was taking in 35+ oz's, and with growth spurt it could go up to about 42. But never more then that. So I think your supply is good and you have nothing to worry about!
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2010
Sat, 02-12-2011 - 7:54pm

Well, she definitely drinks more than most (based on what posters have reported on this board), but she obviously needs it!


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Registered: 02-15-2011
Tue, 02-15-2011 - 7:37pm

My son is 18 weeks and has always been a good eater. He weighed 14lbs 8oz at 8 weeks and 16 lbs 8oz at 12 weeks. I was worried that I was feeding him too much, but he was very vocal about wanting to eat every 2 hrs during the day and once or twice at night. The dr said that he was in the 95th percentile, but doing fine. He was sleeping through the night off and on, but every now and again he seems to want to wake up and eat every three hrs at night! But because he goes back and forth I try not to worry about it. It's a bummer that pumping moms have to worry about feeding their babies too much just because we can see the number of onces our babies consume, but if your daughter tells you that she's hungry and the dr says she's ok, then don't worry. FYI, I still try to pump every 3 hrs during the day and once at night to keep my supply up.

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Registered: 03-07-2011
Mon, 03-07-2011 - 5:26am

If your daughter's a "Miss Piggy" than my son's a "Super Piggy".