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is she getting enough formula?

my daughter is 5 1/2 months old and eats every 4 hours. she eats six ounces at a time. she only has 4 bottles during the day because she sleeps about 12 hours at night. i try giving her bigger bottles but she doesnt want them, the formula just goes to waste. she is eating some baby food, but only after her bottles and everything is spread out so i know shes having bottles when shes hungry. i huess im just worried shes not getting enough formula. i know the recommended amount is 26-32 ounces, but shes only having 24. is this ok? i dont see her doctor until january and i dont wanna be a crazy mom that calls about everything lol. so thank you all in advance!


Asked by Anonymous at 7:41 PM on Dec. 18, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (5)
  • She is getting enough. Those recommendations come from the formula manufacturers. My daughter is lucky to get the lowest recommended amount she is in the 90th percentile for her weight. As long as she is satisfied and is gaining weight...she is doing fine.

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 8:51 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • It sounds like she's getting enough. 2 oz short isn't much. The key is to feed her when she's hungry and stop when she's full.

    Answer by MamaSueCongdon at 8:35 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • Thats enough... Mine was only getting 20 oz at that age and a jar of food per day. If you are concerned though, there are charts for that kind of thing. They have one on thats very helpful :).

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 8:55 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • ;O)

    She is okay
    if her weight is alright dont worry about it

    When a baby is hungry they will let us know at that age for sure!


    Answer by LexsiesMommy at 9:08 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • The only way to know if your baby is getting enough to eat is for your pediatrician to check her growth progess.

    Answer by babycakes254 at 7:28 AM on Dec. 19, 2008