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how many ounces of formula should my 3 month old be getting each feeding

i also breastfeed so i don't know how much he gets then but i'm not sure im giving the right amount of formula

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Asked by elijahsmommy326 at 10:23 PM on Jun. 28, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Give him as much as he wants. I answered this question for someone else. Pay attention to the poop and pee not the intake of food. He will not eat more than his little tummy will hold. If he does not poop and pee as much as you think he should then you need to talk to your doc. Otherwise, think of him as yourself eating. Would you want someone to tell you when you are full? lol

    Answer by Queentdi at 12:47 AM on Jun. 29, 2008

  • This should help a little. I obtained this from my pediatrician or lactation specialists, breastfeeding or bottle feeding. this chart is primarly helpful for milk intake.

    In a 24 hour time period baby's should intake=

    0-4 months = 5-10feedings = 17-32oz=24 (hours)
    4-6 months = 4-6 feedings = 26-32oz=24(*introducing rice cereal)
    6-8 months = 3-5 feedings = 21-32oz =24hr(*including cereal and introducing some fruits & vegitables)
    8-10months = 3-4 feeding = 21-32oz =24 hours(introducing dry cereals and other fruits and vegtables and adding priotein foods)
    10-12months=3-4Xby cup or bottle = 21-29oz (*including baby foods + adding juices & some adult foods.)

    *means ask pediatrician on introducing other foods such as cereal, baby foods like vegtables & fruits, etc. and the recommended amounts because I know that baby's need the vitamins and DHA and ARA's to get proper nutrition and these things are all in breastmi

    Answer by Rydersmom1 at 1:42 AM on Jun. 29, 2008

  • i give my three month old 5 ounces and even six sometimes.

    Answer by mimig17 at 3:19 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

  • My 3 month old recently started taking 7-8 ounces, and he wants to eat about every 4 hours. (With the exception of overnight, because he sleeps through now.) I let him eat until he's full. He shows signs- He pokes out his bottom lip when he's done. I'm sure you know your baby's full signal, so let him eat until he gives you the sign.

    Answer by Mangy_Momma at 12:37 AM on Jun. 30, 2008

  • i was givin miley all she wanted and then when we just took her 2 her 2 month check up she was put on a diet cuz she weighed 2 much...i have 2 give her 4 ozs every 4 hrs...

    Answer by locagurll1 at 2:21 AM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • I was told 2.5 oz per pound per day. Not a really good answer to per feedind but just take your baby's weight times it by 2.5 and then divide that by the amount of times your baby eats.

    Answer by Sammieanne at 2:19 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

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