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How much formula should a newborn have?

My baby is 12 days old. In the hospital she had 50 ml. Now that she is home I give her 2'5 ounces? She seems to want more and more. How many ounces should she have?

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Asked by emilysmom1966 at 4:52 AM on Jul. 13, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I don't use formula, so I'm not sure, but I think it goes by daily oz not at a feeding. I think it might be 24oz a day or 32... not sure. If she's eating 2.5oz at meals, she should be going a few hours between them. My Dd at 6weeks was eating 3.5oz of expressed milk per feeding. Don't know how much before then because I was nursing and hadn't gone back to work yet.

    Answer by Flippindadaisie at 5:08 AM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • 1-2 ounces every 2-3 hours.. GL

    Answer by Helen2004 at 5:35 AM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Most Newborns Eat 1-4 ounces every 1-3 hours , So , If your LO seems like she is more hungry try giving Her 4 oz , and if she stil seems hungry after that , feed her more often, Hope i helped (:

    Congrats on the baby , Btw .

    Answer by des11987 at 6:07 AM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • I also give her breast milk. Ihearfd it is lighter so I tesnd to gove her more. I pump - she never latched on. My oldest daughter too. My breast are just too big.

    Comment by emilysmom1966 (original poster) at 7:14 AM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • My son had about 2-3 oz every couple of hours, but I would say to increase an oz for the feeding. I know that Formula doesn't fill up as good as breast milk so I would increase formula

    Answer by Sillylins at 10:25 AM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Don't give any more formula at a feeding than you would breastmilk. If baby takes 2.5 oz breastmilk per feeding, don't give more than 2.5 oz formula per feeding. If you want to up a feeding, give 3 oz breastmilk at a time - increase breastmilk before increasing formula.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:16 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • 1-2 ounces like 1-2 hours

    Answer by B00boo at 8:20 AM on Jul. 14, 2011

  • My kids are teenagers now but from what I could remember depending on the baby, 2oz to 4oz at that young age, that's per feeding. And maybe more depending on if the baby naps a little longer they might get hungrier. but usually 3 oz to 4 oz.

    Answer by TriniCruzan at 9:11 PM on Jul. 19, 2011

  • when my baby was in the hospital she would barely eat 2oz, now that she is home she eats 4oz and sometimes more. she is a mth old.

    Answer by tpye1981 at 10:47 PM on Jul. 22, 2011

  • Went to the Dr. today , she weighs 10 pounds at 1 month. I am obviously over feeding her. She has 4 oz. every 3 hours. She wails if its any less.

    Comment by emilysmom1966 (original poster) at 11:02 AM on Jul. 24, 2011

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