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How much formula should a 1 month old drink??

My son is 4 weeks old, he is on thickened feeds for refluxx but now I feel like he isn't dunking as much, maybe only an once to an once and a half, maybe 2 thatnormal??

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Asked by mamato2boys236 at 7:32 AM on May. 31, 2012 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I would call your ped. doctor he or she is the only one who can answer your question.

    Answer by sta517 at 7:36 AM on May. 31, 2012

  • Sorry, should say ounce

    Comment by mamato2boys236 (original poster) at 7:36 AM on May. 31, 2012

  • How often?
    1-2 is fine,but it should be every 2 hours
    Aim for 20-24 oz within 24 hours
    Make sure you burp him often. if he feels fullness from gas,he won't drink enough

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:40 AM on May. 31, 2012

  • Yes, how often? Every hour or 2? fine. Every 3 hours? Not enough. Is the doctor happy with his weight gain?

    Answer by mompam at 9:42 AM on May. 31, 2012

  • by a month my now almost 2 month old was eating 2-3 ounces every 2-3 hours or so during the day and would go 4-5 hours at night. Very quickly though she went from the 3 oz to 4 oz and eats about every 3 hours during the day and is actually starting to sleep through the night as long as her last bottle is late enough. I agree make sure he is burped. What is his formula thickend with? That could be why he's not eating as much. Has he gained good weight since birth? My new one gained 2 lbs by a month old (though of course babies vary).

    Answer by stargazerwolf at 1:37 PM on Jun. 27, 2012

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