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How many ounces of formula do you give your 6 month old and how often?

Just curious to know how much formula other parents are giving their 6 month olds.

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Asked by arielperez18 at 9:18 PM on Jan. 28, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • the general rule of thumb, as I recall, is 1.5-2.5 ounces per pound of body weight each day. Some kids may take it in several very large meals other like to nip and nap...

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:30 PM on Jan. 28, 2013

  • i think i was giving them about six ounces. but i was also feeding them food, baby cereal in the morning and then i made my own baby food for lunch and dinner. also mixed with the cereal because my inlaws said home made didn't have everything the baby needed so i just added the cereal to help with the vitamins and stuff they needed.

    Answer by noel1978 at 9:31 PM on Jan. 28, 2013

  • my son usually has 8oz 4to5 times a day

    Answer by sorebutt at 4:13 AM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • 2-3 oz (depending upon baby's intake) in every 2-3 hrs (depending upon baby's nap time) of breastmilk/formula should be given to 6 month old.

    Answer by newmommy121211 at 9:09 AM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • My son is 5 1/2 months old and I feed him 8 oz. every 4-6 hours and that is if he does not eat solid food. When he eats solid food I give him 4 oz. with it.

    Answer by Im-HiDdEn at 8:27 AM on Jan. 31, 2013

  • I think they took about 6 oz per feeding.

    Answer by escuchar at 11:12 PM on Mar. 20, 2014

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