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How Do I Know That My Baby Is Getting Enough Formula To Eat
When they grow ok: Often babies go thru variations in their feeding volumes but a simple rule is baby can take up to half their poundage as a feeding. (10lb=5oz). More or less at a given feed is ok.If your baby is wetting diapers every 4-6 hrs and filling out, things are going well. Your doctor can verify normal growth at checkups. Try not to confuse their reflex sucking activity after feeds as a need to feed more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it enough for 18 mos baby to eat 3x daily, some snacks and breasfeed? My baby dont like formula at all.
I am breastfeeding exclusively my baby is two months, i want to know if i get sick what would be the best formula to give her temporally?
I give formula n breast milk to my 2m old baby his weight is 4.8kg.is he get enough nutrition? I give 4 bottles n 3 times give my milk.is it safe ok?
How much formula should my 7 week and 3day old baby should eat? How often? He has been eating 4ozs every 3 hours.
How much formula?: Babies tend to eat when hungry and will tell you. They then eat till they are full and will stop. The bigger they are the more they eat. You did not give your babies weight or height. Your Dr & team knows you and your baby best so discuss with them next visit or before if still worried. So till then feed baby till full. Repeat. ...Read more
1-8 fl oz: Most babies know better than we do what their bodies need to grow. As long as you burp her frequently during the feeding, she will eat the right amount. Don't get hung up on averages published in books/websites. I have seen growing newborns who only wanted 1 1/2 ounces and others who needed 8. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby boy 9 months will not eat anythingt but eats his formula he is becoming grossly obse he gags when ever u try to feed him anything else?
Too much formula?: Perhaps he is getting too much formula. If he is getting more then 40 oz a day it is a lot. If this is the case cut back on formula and put finger foods in front of him before offering the bottle. Also if he had a problem with consistency of food try stage 3 foods first and always offer food first don't give up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whole milk: Whole milk is recommended when a baby reaches one year of age. ...Read more
Feeding: By 9 months independence will set in soon and how much and when to feed become a struggle. Toddlers will usually eat by themselves how much they need to grow and stop when they are full A rule of thumb is 2 times your child's weight in pounds is the number of calories needed per day to grow well. By 9 months can start a sippie cup and be off the bottle by 9 months and off formula at a year. ...Read more
Not necessary: Formula is just a manmade liquid diet for infants and meant to be a complete food. It doesn't taste particularly good, but it is complete nutrition for an infant. For a small infant, it will be the only food s/he is taking. For an older infant, closer to 12 months and eating food, formula may not be necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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