how much ounces of breast milk and formula should i be feeding my newborn? she is 6 days old, im not sure about how much to give herAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:05 PM on Nov. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by wood1980 at 7:02 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
Breastfeed about every 2 hours. You don't want to give any bottles or pacifiers, you wan all of the baby's sucking to be at your breast. If you don't think your baby is getting enough, call a lactation consultant or La Leche League Leader. Doctors and nurses aren't trained in breastfeeding management.
Formula fed babies must not be fed too much. Infants have a strong sucking need and will take in too much formula. Their stomach is about the size of their fist. Some babies will suck down 8 oz, think what that would do to a tiny stomach. Infants need to eat frequent smalll amounts. There are charts that tell you how much to bottle feed infants by age and weight. The doctor or hospital should have instructed you.
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