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How much formula should a newborn be eating a day?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:20 AM on Apr. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • As much as they want I feed on demand. The doc will tell you 2oz every 2-3 hrs. If your baby is hungrier though then you should feed other wise you will have a very fussy newborn. Don't worry about over feeding either cause with the burping any thing that doesn't fit they puke up.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 12:23 AM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • Infants should eat on demand. It's best that they get as much breast milk as possible and avoid formula all together if you can. A feeding schedule or food limit will cause all harm and no help. Don't look at ounces or the time. Just feed the baby when s/he is hungry.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:23 AM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • Whenever they are hungry feed them. The baby will be happy and you will be happy when your baby is happy. They will stop eating when they are full. No worries :)

    Answer by leann74016 at 12:27 AM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • My son ate 2 oz about ever 3 to 4 hours when he was a newborn. Feed on demand, but if theyre not hungry dont try to make them eat every two hours, its a more demanding schedual you will put your self on.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:37 AM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • Formula? None, they should be breastfed only or given donor breastmilk. In that worst case scenario, they need about an ounce an hour.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:27 AM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • The OP asked "how much formula should a newborn be eating a day?" She did not ask "am I a bad mommy for giving my kid a nutritious meal that comes off of a store shelf?" Why do the "moms" on here feel the need to harass one another about parenting choices?

    To the OP: as much formula as your baby wants. They do a lot of growing in the first year of their life, so it is good to let them feed when they're hungry. When they get older and start eating other foods, then you worry about portion control.

    Answer by LunasMama at 12:30 AM on Apr. 21, 2009

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