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how many ounces of formula should a 6 week old drink at each feeding... he is about 10 lbs?

I am supplementing formula and Im not sure how much is enough for a feeding?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on May. 17, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 3-4 oz?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • You're supplementing nursing with formula? Are you asking how much to give instead of a nursing, or after? And if you're supplementing because you WANT to, that's fine. If you are doing it because you think you NEED to, the answer might depend. On things like, why you feel you need to supplement, how the diapers are, etc.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:25 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • As much as he'll take. My son only took around 3 ounces at that age. My daughter took around 5 ounces. Make 6 ounces and see what he drinks. Then you'll know how much to give next time.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 1:26 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • 3-4 oz of formula. If you nurse and ur baby is still hungry try 2 oz and see if she ll be satisfied. With babies you feed on demand, you have to watch her to learn what she needs. try 2 oz after nursing if it s not enough try 3 oz until she is Ok. She is the one who is gonna give you the answer. GL.
    Imane1215

    Answer by Imane1215 at 1:28 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • As much as he needs. He will decide when he's done.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 4:56 PM on May. 17, 2010

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