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about formula....on average how much does a newborn use?

How many cans should a newborn use a month?

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tiffandgene2009

Asked by tiffandgene2009 at 11:06 AM on Aug. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • As many as they need. It's different with each baby.

    Mine were taking 8oz every 2-3 hours (12 cans per month) at 6 weeks.

    If you're looking to have it on hand, make sure it has longer expiration dates and stock up anyway. As long as it's unopened, the can (powdered that is) lasts until the expiration date. Once open, it can sit on the shelf for 30 days.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 11:13 AM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • Mine, on average, went through a can of powder (the normal sized ones) every 2 1/2 days.
    Laura1229

    Answer by Laura1229 at 11:27 AM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • If you're talking about powdered formula, a newborn eats about 2 oz. every 2-3 hours. It takes one scoop of formula to make a 2 oz. bottle (a quarter cup). Their stomach is about the size of their tiny fist. So at 2-3 ounce bottles every 2-3 hours, you are talking about 16-24 ounces in a day. That's only 8-12 scoops of formula every day. The 25.7 oz. can should last you well over a week.

    I have an 11 month old that just started drinking 8 oz. bottles. That's four scoops to make a cup of formula. With an 11 month old, we go through 5-6 cans per month.
    lvpenguino

    Answer by lvpenguino at 12:33 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • my dd used 11 cans
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 12:36 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • my son used 9-10 cans of the 13 oz powder
    victoriak12708

    Answer by victoriak12708 at 2:38 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

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