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Formula - When do you increase amount?

My daughter is 10 weeks old and is currently eating 3-4 oz. every 3-4 hours during the day and then she sleeps 6-7 hours at night. When do you increase the amount of formula????

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BlandBaby

Asked by BlandBaby at 8:13 AM on Jun. 29, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • When she shows that she is no longer satisfied, either by wanting to eat more often, or crying hysterically at the end of a bottle.
    Kimedbs

    Answer by Kimedbs at 8:16 AM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • Well , Whenever she doesnt seem satisfied with the amount anymore , if she shows signs that shes still hungy , Here's a guide :
    •On average, a newborn consumes about 1.5-3 ounces (45-90 milliliters) every 2-3 hours. This amount increases as your baby grows and is able to take more at each feeding.
    •At about 2 months, your baby may be taking 4-5 ounces (120-150 milliliters) at each feeding and the feedings may be every 3-4 hours.
    •At 4 months, your baby may be taking 4-6 ounces (120-180 milliliters), depending on the frequency of feedings and his or her size.
    •By 6 months, your baby's formula intake can be between 24-32 ounces (720-950 milliliters). This also depends on whether you've introduced any baby food. Hope i helped (:
    des11987

    Answer by des11987 at 8:19 AM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • I used to put an extra .5 oz in just incase dd was still hungry. When she did drink that extra half regularly i added another half oButTe always stopped when she was full and wouldn't drink the half oz until she needed it. But if she doesn't seem satisfied after a feeding and wants more, it's a good indication to give more formula. If she's content then you don't need to increase the amount.
    07lilmama1108

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 8:54 AM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • you give ur baby more when she seems like shes stil hungry at feeding time. when she drinks every drop of the formula-I would next time and another half-ounce
    JaydnsMom22

    Answer by JaydnsMom22 at 1:08 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • When she starts fussing after all her bottle is gone!
    PANZONSMOM

    Answer by PANZONSMOM at 1:50 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

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