How Much Should a Newborn Eat? | Infant Care

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Deciding how much a newborn should eat can be very confusing for a family. Some parents are told give them a half an ounce. Other parents are told have two ounces when a baby comes home from the hospital. It really depends all on your infant and your feeding style. If a mom is breast feeding on demand, there’s no way to really ascertain how much that baby should be eating, because the mom is just feeding the baby every time the baby needs to eat. So that could be as, you know, as much as a half ounce at a feed or two or three ounces, depending on how much milk the mother is producing. If you’re strictly bottle feeding, the rule is usually between half an ounce or as much as two ounces. You will know how much your baby needs by how much they take in their bottle. If they drink a lot and they’re spitting a lot up, generally at each feed you know it’s too much volume. So if you stick between the guidelines of a half an ounce to up to two ounces when they’re very, very young, that’s the best way to be safe. And you can always generally add more food if you notice that the baby is crying more after the feed, or not making it to the next feeding time. So speak to your doctor, log down if you’re bottle feeding how much they’re eating per day, and really be in touch with what the baby’s needs are so you can figure out exactly how much they need at that time.

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Mrs. Kingbird says:

How do you mix 3oz

Elena Callegari says:

Feed on demand and you'll have an obese baby in 5 months from birth, america's style. OR go with the Norse style and feed the baby at regular hours on a schedule always giving him a little less than needed and you'll have a healthy lean baby with the actual shape of a human being and not a Buddha baby like the American ones

DavinaKom says:

Oh my god people go And ask your doctor for advice because babies who regurgitate could have a reflux prob which doesn't mean AT ALL they ate enough!!!!! It just means they have difficulties keeping the milk or digesting it.

Eddie Wil says:

Thank you so much your Vido feed was very HELPFUL :-)

Ahmad El-bobou says:

feed them only if hungry shove in mouth if u dont care

Mister Bang says:

I say keep feeding them, and feeding them. When they throw up, obviously they've had enough.

LettyLaLetty says:

Babies don't come with instructions. Want ppl read books during pregnancy to learn techniques and tips that they may have not been taught. Don't judge just bc someone wants to learn.

Zaina says:

I have to watch these kind of videos because sometimes I have to look after my sister's baby.
these kind of videos are really helpful

Hus 9 says:

only in america

enuvune says:

baby's all about gettin them gainz.

Leo says:

What if they don't want to drive to the DOCTOR and just be smart by looking it up?

Kabir says:

If you're looking videos on YouTube on how to feed your baby, you shouldn't even have One…

Leo says:

Sorry it's not all about call of duty, there's million of more channels that would satisfy you.
This is for the new parents that need help and that are struggling to take care of their newborn baby.
Just please, don't ever have a baby.

Frank Gaffney says:

Why am I watching this?

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