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Is it time I gove my 6 month old more than 4 oz per feeding?

He eats 4 ounces every feeding and also eats baby food and cereal daily. I know there is a point where they need more. He just turned 6 months.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:17 PM on Jan. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • : / You could always try. My almost one-month-old is eating 4oz at every feeding.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 11:18 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Woowwww, my 5 month old DD is on 8 ounces of formula and cereal/babyfood at almost every feeding give or take a little. When they start moving up how frequently they eat is when you should move up on how much they get. If hes eating 4 ozs every 2-4 hours then maybe you should switch it to 8 ozs every 4-6 hours hed still be getting the same amount just not as close together which is better for you because then your not tied down as often, and hes get use to not getting as much formula and more baby food. Also if he does get a bottle at every feeding id try making some feedings just baby food maybe a little baby juice instead of formula. This could be good for him too. [=

    Answer by lovencasper5307 at 11:27 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • I would try giving 6oz and see how he does. Thats how much my daughter was eating at that age, and now at 8 months she is just starting to sometimes eat more than that.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 11:27 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • dont give her 2 oz more suddenly. i only increase by half an ounce and try to get them used to it for at least a day of feedings otherwise u will get a bunch of spit up. but yes usually a baby that old will eat more. is he eating really often? once u get him used to eating more, he will eat less often

    Answer by Butterflysky_24 at 11:33 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Well I breastfed, but man did I produce some massive milk! I almost drown the kid sometimes.LOL. You can look at they have a general feeding schedule brokedown by age. there are many sites like this. ;)

    Answer by Caoimhe_Oona at 11:34 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • If he acts like he wants more than that. My son is 6 months also and we just started giving him 5 oz at a time.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 11:35 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • that how much ur baby need! sometime more or less.
    my son alwat more than 4 oz in 3 month old. cause i dont mind he big.
    lol he still big as 14 month old. people thought 18 month.
    lol i said no he 14 month old really.

    Answer by whoishotmama at 11:51 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Someone please tell me what DD means? Anyways here is a feeding guide age birth-2weeks average # of feeding / 24 hrs 6-8 average volume feeding 2-3 ozs 2weeks-2months 6-7times 3-4 ozs 2months -4months 5-6 times 5-6 ozs 4-6 months 4-5 times 6-7 ozs 6-9 months 3-4 times 6-8 ozs and 9-10 months 3 times and 8ozs. Also babies eat and digest better when fed in a relaxing environment. My 7month old daughter has 7ozs 4 times a day and eats one fruit and veggie a day an

    Answer by JaeleensMommy at 11:52 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Oh and she is in the 50 percentile. So you should try. Good Luck.

    Answer by JaeleensMommy at 11:55 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • DD means dear daughter just like DS and DH mean dear son and dear husband

    Answer by lovencasper5307 at 11:59 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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