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How much water do you mix in with baby formula in a 4oz and 8oz bottle?????

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mommielouboutin

Asked by mommielouboutin at 8:44 PM on Aug. 2, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 4 oz bottle, two scoops. 8oz bottle, four scoops. Basically one scoop for every two ounces of water is generally what you're supposed to use.
    husky_grlie08

    Answer by husky_grlie08 at 8:47 PM on Aug. 2, 2011

  • 4oz water with two scoops powder and 8 oz water with four scoops powder.... never add water to ready made formula
    bcauseimthemom

    Answer by bcauseimthemom at 8:47 PM on Aug. 2, 2011

  • When Kayla and Kaya get old enough to take bottle I will tell you but they're only 4 days so they still breastfeed.
    Kaylee432

    Answer by Kaylee432 at 8:49 PM on Aug. 2, 2011

  • Water first, then the appropriate amount of formula, so the overall amount of mixed formula will be more than the amount of water you put in. Do NOT put formula in first and then add water to get to the specified amount--that makes it too concentrated.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 8:52 PM on Aug. 2, 2011

  • I would follow the instructions because each could be different.
    benjismom

    Answer by benjismom at 9:05 PM on Aug. 2, 2011

  • it should tell you on the can. if it is powdered ALWAYS use the scoop that comes with it,,
    phantomphan

    Answer by phantomphan at 10:09 PM on Aug. 2, 2011

  • I think most new moms want to make sure that they use 4 oz of WATER and then add powder which makes it about 4.5 ounces, rather than mixing 3.5 ounces of WATER with 2 scoops of formula. Thank you, DragonRiderMD. Your advice is right on.
    doodlebopfan

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 4:20 AM on Aug. 3, 2011

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