How much should I be feeding my newborn with a bottle?
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had a baby on March 15th and he wron't latch on so I have been pumping every 3 hours and feeding him a bottle. I just don't know how much we need to be giving him every 2-3 hours? I their a chart on as he grows how much he needs?
he's only 10 days old, so i would only offer 2 oz to start. if he takes that quickly and seems like he's still hungry you can always offer another ounce. He is also approaching a growth spurt, if he hasn't hit it already. During these frequent growth spurts he may want to eat very frequently. So, it's hard to give an amount to feed. Offer 2 and try to learn to follow his cues. He should let you know if he needs more.
most feeding charts are based on formula and not breastmilk. babies take less breastmilk than formula and feed more frequently. this is because breastmilk is highly digestible with much less filler/waste than formula. My 7 month old still takes mostly 4 oz bottles.
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