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How much milk intake does a 5 day old baby needs?

Hi
  My new born is drinking 50ml of milk every 2 hrs , but the docter says it should be 95ml earlier he said it should be 50 ml . Can you pl. help me?
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My newborn couldn't eat more than 2 oz which is about 60 ml every 2-3 hours.  I'd say 95 ml (which is a little over 3 oz) could be a lot for your newborn.  If the baby's not fussing and seems content, I wouldn't worry about the intake.  Also, watch out for wet/soiled diapers (I believe it's 6-8 a day).  Good luck and congrats on your baby.
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Mine was only eating 2 oz. (60 ml) Now he is 6 weeks old today and has been eating 4 oz. (120 ml) at each feeding for over 2 weeks, he still eats every 2 to 3 hours.  Your baby sounds fine, he should increase soon when he's ready.  My little guy went from 1 1/2 to 2 oz. then all of a sudden he wanted 3 oz.and has slowly increased as he needs to.   I would ask the Dr. if he stays there for awhile and is not growing.  Mine put on 2 lbs. the first month eating like yours is.  I agree with the above poster, make sure you are getting those wet diapers and getting weight gain, and he should be fine.  Congrats!
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are you guys formula feeding? if not, how are you estimating how much baby is drinking? mine's 7 weeks old, i've been wondering how much she takes in at a feeding so when we incorporate bottles, we'll know how much to offer. she doesnt seem to know what she needs and would suck all day if i let her.
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Judge by the output -- I think it is supposed to be 6 - 8 wet diapers and 2 poopy a day, but check this on one of the feeding sites.
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Thanks a lot for your reply's...
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before I left the clinic I was told a minimum of 40ml, which is what my little boy was drinking. He put on 820 grams in two weeks.
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I am formula feeding.  I was doing both, but due to issues with baby he was put on Nutramigen and it worked, when I nursed he was still having issues, so I cut my loss and stuck with formula.  When you start to use a bottle, start out small, you can always add more formula if they are hungry when it's gone.  That's what I did to start, still let him tell me what he wants.
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