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how many ounces of formula should my 4 month old be eating.

Should I start her on cereal. I am out of town and her next doctors appointment is in a few weeks. She just seems realy hungry.

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Asked by justkier at 10:25 PM on Jan. 2, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I believe its 1 once for every month.. so that would be 4 ounces...
    Any type of food (cereal/rice/ect) should not be started until ATLEASTE 6mo. old!

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 11:09 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • At least 32 oz a day. Mine were all taking over 40 oz at that age - 6-8 oz at a time, 5-7 bottles a day. Don't start cereal yet, it's devoid of any real nourishment and doesn't help keep a baby fuller longer like so many people believe.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:48 AM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • As much as baby wants. I'd hold off on cereal for at least another month.

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 1:04 AM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • my son is 5 months and eats 4oz at each bottle

    Answer by ALLIE637 at 7:16 AM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • When my son was four months old he was on 6-8 oz. every two hours. But my son was a big boy. Each time he would suck his bottle dry, I would add an extra 2oz at the next feeding so that I was sure he was getting a full tummy.

    My Dr. allowed me to start giving him cereal in his bottle at night when he was two months old. This was so that he would sleep a full eight hours at night. I would not suggest trying to spoon feed anything at four months, that still a little too young. .

    Answer by andreabwdn at 11:01 PM on Jan. 3, 2010

  • The papers my doc sent me with at that age said 6 to 7 oz every 4 to 5 hr. And she started my son on cereal at that age.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 7:00 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

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