Should you force feed a newborn?
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Usually 1/2 ounce (2 to 3 teaspoons) per feeding is enough on the first day. ... Your baby should eat at least 8 times a day, about every 3 hours. She may have one longer stretch between feedings per day of up to 5 hours. Burp your baby after each 1/2 ounce for the first few weeks.