Let baby set the pace, learn cues and feed when hungary. Children will eat in spurts. You should not make your baby go hungry because it is not eating time, or force him or her to eat after they are full or if not hungary in order to meet a magic number. The way to gauge if baby is getting enough (again never make baby go hungary) is the number of messy and wet diaper. 6-10 wet diapers and 2 messy diapers is normal at 3 months. Look up the exsact numbers if you are worried. The only sure fire way to guage baby's gain with wehigt, go to your well check! Dr will definatly adress a baby that is not gaining enough. I would make only a small amount until you know baby's intake habits, it is very important to throw out formula that has been out for over 2 hours, and question formula that has been out for an hour. Bacteria grows fast in formula! It is warm and sugary, a good place for germs to grow.
at 6:46 PM on Jul. 5, 2008