My wife and I are arguing how much to feed our 2 month old. What is an appropriate schedule? She started spitting up more than normal, and I feel it's because we are overfeeding her by giving her a bottle every 2 hours instead of something more akin to every 3-4 hours.
But she's recently lost a pound due to a weeklong respiratory infection, so I'm not sure what's appropriate as the baby is coming out of the sickness.
I breastfeed, so it may be different, but my practice has always been offer the baby a chance to eat when she seems hungry - if she eats, she is. If she doesn't, she isn't. This article says that a 2 month old formula-fed baby will eat 4-5 oz per feeding.
It also says this about spitting up:
Also, www.babycenter.com says "The peak age for spitting up is 4 months." which says to me that it isn't uncommon for a two month old to spit up more than a one month old, and a three month old more than a two month old, etc. I'm not sure if that's what they meant exactly, but that's my interpretation. You can read the full article here.
answered 22 Feb '10, 02:34