Schedule for Formula-Fed Baby?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-12-2011
Schedule for Formula-Fed Baby?
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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 4:37pm


Hello,


My daughter is 2 months old and formula fed.

Avatar for ubergeek
Community Leader
Registered: 09-23-2010
Tue, 09-13-2011 - 11:54am

Hi!

Both of my babies were/are formula fed. :) My first was more of a scheduled eater. He ate every 3-4 hours and was progressively moving up in ounces.

Now this little chickie is a whole new ball game. She'll be 13 weeks on Friday and still is eating about 2-4 ounces every 2-4 hours. :/

I believe in feeding on demand but at the same time I don't want her snacking all day long (see my other post about snacking).

If it were me, I'd feed her what she eats and talk to your ped about her health/growth rate. My little one grew 2" in length in 1 month and gained almost two pounds.

Good luck to you!!

Avatar for cmkristy
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-05-2005
Tue, 09-13-2011 - 12:21pm
Hello and welcome to the board! The pediatric experts visit the board regularly and may be able to offer some advice soon. Thank you so much for stopping in to ask your questions!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-27-2011
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 6:17pm

This is a common question that we get in the office. It is reasonable for a two month infant to be feeding every 3 -4 hours during the day. In terms of volumes for feeds, you should not be preoccupied with exact volumes for each feed. Babies have variable feeding patterns. Some babies feed more often during the day but give mothers longer breaks at night while others feed almost like clockwork. Furthermore, there are growth spurts that many babies seem to go through approximately at 2 months of age.