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How much should I feed my baby when switching to formula?

How much should I feed my baby when switching to formula?

Basic rule : I find if you offer half as many ounces as the kid weighs in pounds you have a good starting point. If s/he leaves some behind your feed is right. If s/he empties every bottle you can add an ounce at a time until the begin to leave some behind.I don't like going over 8 oz at any feed & will cut back if they start to spit a lot. ...Read more

Dr. Yvonne Brouard
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Baby Feeding (Definition)

How one feeds a baby, botlle, breast feeding, solids etc.And the point ...Read more


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How much should I feed my newborn if only likes cereal?

How much should I feed my newborn if only likes cereal?

Breastmilk: Newborns do not need to eat anything other than breast milk or formula if that is moms choice. Kids do not need supplements before 6m. ...Read more

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How much solid food should I feed my baby?

How much solid food should I feed my baby?

Let the Baby Decide: There are many variables. The aap recommends no solids until 4-6 months of age.Starting 1 food at a time for 3-4 days to observe possible negative reactions is traditional.Cereal is first, followed by other solids in no specific order.As for quantity, when you have to urge the baby to eat, they are usually done.Remember, there is little evidence as to what is actually the " right" way! ...Read more

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How much milk should my 2week old baby be drinking ?

How much milk should my 2week old baby be drinking ?

2-3 oz every 2-3 hrs: A 2 week old infant needs to be drinking breast milk or properly mixed formula only. Cow or other milk types are not recamended. However, if your baby is drinking this much milk and not gaining weight then something else may be wrong. Please consult with your pediatrician reguarding weight gain and feeding. ...Read more

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How much should I be giving my baby to eat?

How much should I be giving my baby to eat?

Enough: Most babies will self regulate. They know when they are hungry and when they are satisfied. Establish a feeding routine after the newborn period and take cues from the baby. Confirmation of adequate intake will come at the check ups when the baby is weighed and measured. As far as overfeeding, two problems occur; one is sticking a bottle in the baby's mouth whenever he cries and feeding junk. ...Read more

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How do I feed my baby if it is too tired to breastfeed?

How do I feed my baby if it is too tired to breastfeed?

Set a good pattern: One of the best ways to establish an efficient breasting pattern is to do it first. As you get baby up from a nap, start baby at the breast and let him/her use their energy to to their job first. Diaper changes and other maintainance can wait and don't require their assistance. ...Read more

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How much milk should my child drink?

How much milk should my child drink?

< 24 ounces: Children should drink less than 24 ounces of cow's milk a day. Drinking more may lead to iron deficiency anemia and decrease solid food intake. Children over the age of 1 should be using milk as a drink, not a meal and should be starting to get the majority of their calories from a wide variety of solid foods, not just milk. ...Read more

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I breastfeed and bottle feed but yesterday I smoked, how will it effect my baby if I were to breast feed her?

I breastfeed and bottle feed but yesterday I smoked, how will it effect my baby if I were to breast feed her?

SLight symptoms: She may be a bit jittery and may spit up a bit more, making her a bit more fussy from the nicotine exposure. That being said, breast is still the best food source for your child. Please try to decrease or stop smoking while nursing. Thanks for trying to feed your baby the best way. ...Read more

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How do I bottle feed my baby?

How do I bottle feed my baby?

Tilt the bottle: Tilt the bottle up so that formula fills the nipple. You want to be sure that your baby swallows as little air as possible. You want the formula to come out at a good rate. You can check by turning the bottle upside down and shaking it. It's coming out at a good speed if there is a little spray and then a few drops. Burp your baby midway through the bottle. ...Read more

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How much milk or formula should my baby get at each feeding?

How much milk or formula should my baby get at each feeding?

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 more

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How much to feed my newborn mothers milk when she is away?

How much to feed my newborn mothers milk when she is away?

Estimated feed: The estimated feeding of an infant is about half their pound weight as ounces.For example, an 8lb infant will generally take 4 ounces & a 10 lb kid would take 5 ounces. ...Read more

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Im having a hard time bottle feeding my breastfed baby. What should I do to make her drink from the bottle?

Im having a hard time bottle feeding my breastfed baby. What should I do to make her drink from the bottle?

Have someone else : Offer the bottle.If she can smell you, she doesn't want the back up plan. Have your spouse or a friend offer the bottle when she is hungry & leave the area. After she figures out the idea you may get her to cooperate with you later. ...Read more

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How much milk should I pump?

How much milk should I pump?

What you have: The more you pump the better your breasts will feel afterwards. Also it will stimulate your body to continue to make more milk as your baby grows older and needs more to eat. Pump until your breasts feel soft and there are no hard areas. Using a double electric pump this often only takes about 15 minutes. Manual pumps will take longer. ...Read more

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3 weeks old baby how much formula milk should I feed her? And she has a reflux giving her too much at once is okay? Or I should feed her small amounts

3 weeks old baby how much formula milk should I feed her? And she has a reflux giving her too much at once is okay? Or I should feed her small amounts

Feeding: Feed smaller amounts frequently but generally 3-4 oz every 4 hours is about what she needs. A more exact amount could be based on her weight. All the best. ...Read more

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How often should I feed my newborn baby?

How often should I feed my newborn baby?

Wide range of normal: There is a wide range of normal feeding times, but babies at this age should certainly go no longer than 4 hours between feedings. Most feed every 2-3 hours. The key is that your baby is having 4-6 wet diapers per day which suggests that they are well hydrated. I would discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How much. Oz topfeed I give to my one month baby boy?

How much. Oz topfeed I give to my one month baby boy?

Varies: The average infant will consume 1/2 his/her weight (lb) as ounces per feed. (8lb=4oz,10lb=5oz) and feed 6-8 times per day. Most 1 mo will be at between 20-24 oz total, but there is wide variation based on actual size. The 8 lb one month old consumes less than a 12 lb 1mo. ...Read more

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How do I get my baby to drink formula after being having been breastfed?

How do I get my baby to drink formula after being having been breastfed?

Usually easy: Formula is usually very satisfying to an infant and the delivery system produces more volume than the breast for a given period of time. It is usually an easy transition and difficult to reverse. Breast feeding is satisfying in number of other ways including bonding with the mom and providing warmth and security. ...Read more

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How to increase milk supply for my baby. She is just 5 weeks old. I am just breastfeeding her?

How to increase milk supply for my baby. She is just 5 weeks old. I am just breastfeeding her?

Food and fluid: To increase production of milk, you need drink a lot of fluid, taking balanced food/diet, may increase some protein intake. But it is also varies in person. Good luck. ...Read more