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How much milk should a 5month should a 5month old be drinking?

My 5 month old drinks 4oz every 3ish hours. No food yet! Normal?

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Asked by NIKKIANDYBABY at 2:33 PM on Jun. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Sounds normal but it depends on how big or small or normal he is for his age. I would ask his doctor!

    Answer by pipermomofash at 2:34 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • shes in the 8th percentil.shes teenie..13lbs 23.5inches

    Comment by NIKKIANDYBABY (original poster) at 2:34 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I think Nathan was drinking about 6 oz every 4 hours at 5 months.

    Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 2:35 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • 5 month olds are suppose to be on breast milk or formula. My dd is 6 months now but she drank about 6-7 oz every 2 hours. She also had one jar of baby food at about dinner time.

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 2:35 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I breastfed, but when I left a supplemental bottle that's about what my son drank at that age.

    Answer by missanc at 2:35 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • mine will be 6 months on sunday and he has 4-6oz every 2 hours and baby food for breakfast lunch and dinner times

    Answer by firethearson at 2:36 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • mel she is on formula

    Comment by NIKKIANDYBABY (original poster) at 2:46 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Think 28-32 oz a day total of formula..doesn't matter bottle size or number just total oz

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 2:53 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • My daughter never drank much more than 5 oz at a time even when she was 10 or 11 mnths old. As long as she is taking what the ped recommends for a 24 hour period then she is fine.

    Answer by navyjen at 3:27 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Sounds quite normal. Percentiles really aren't all that helpful...they only tell you where your baby is in relation to other babies. It's more helpful to look at where she is compared to where she's BEEN. Look for one to 1.5 pounds of gain per month from her lowest weight. If you're getting that, you're doing fine.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:51 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

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