Just how much formula does your baby need

 

It can be tricky to figure out how much formula to give your baby. Is he getting too much or too little? How much is enough? The answers depend mostly on how much your baby weighs and how he's growing.

 

In general, babies eat when they're hungry and stop when they're full. But formula-fed babies tend to be heavier than breastfed babies, appetites vary among babies, and each baby's nutritional needs change from day to day and month to month.

That may sound complicated, but if you follow the basic guidelines below and check in regularly with your baby's doctor, your baby will likely be on track.

 

Our guidelines are for babies who are exclusively formula fed for the first four to six months, and then fed a combination of formula and solids up to age 1.

Don't give your baby more than 32 ounces of formula in a day, and once he starts eating solids, you'll probably need to cut back on the amount of formula you feed him. Your baby's doctor can tell you where your baby falls on the growth charts and help make sure he's growing steadily and getting a healthy amount of formula.

Note: If your baby is getting a combination of breast milk and formula, talk to his doctor for more detailed advice.

 

Source: http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-much-formula-your-baby-needs_9136.b

 

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