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Anyone else's baby not drink the amount of formula they "should" by weight

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brettgirl2 Sun 03-Feb-13 09:31:51

I never tried calculating it. But dd1 had a lot less than dd2. Up to 6 months they both weighed much the same. The hv just said dd2 must have a fast metabolism hmm. I think as long as their nappies are wet and they are putting on weight no need to worry smile

bobsnotabuilder Fri 01-Feb-13 22:52:06

Ok I will try and chill out a bit!!

DS always drank tonnes so feels a bit unnerving for me!

Juanca Fri 01-Feb-13 22:19:55

It's fine - if she's keeping to her line then she's putting on weight. All babies are totally different. If you got ten adults the same size/age and gave them all the same amount of food they wouldn't eat the same way.

My DD was exactly the same - was always a bit below what she 'should' have been drinking. She was just naturally small and skinny. She even dropped a percentile but she ate regularly and had chubby cheeks and LOADS of energy. She still is skinny at 18 months but perfectly healthy and growing very tall!

frazzledbutcalm Fri 01-Feb-13 22:19:11

I wouldn't worry. It's only a guide. She'll only drink what her body needs, you can't make dc drink more ... She'll also be getting some nutrients from her food. Mine never drank the recommended but have turned into healthy 19, 13, 9 and 7 year olds wink

bobsnotabuilder Fri 01-Feb-13 21:41:13

DD is about 14.5lbs at 20 weeks. I've read babies should be drinking 2.5x their weight in oz so 14.5lbs would be roughly 36oz but I'm lucky to get 30oz in her a day, never more.

Is this ok?? She is small (20th%) been slightly down a few times but keeping to her line on the chart.

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