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Tell me your formula feeding routines for 3 month old baby!

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chelsea2704 Tue 24-Nov-20 09:02:09

Baby turned 3 months yesterday, he is now formula fed after problems with weight and BF. I cannot work out and good routine of feeding times. I'm not sure how many feeds he should be having a day (the box says 5 but someone told me recently that is a guideline!) Some days he'll have 5 feeds and go 4 hours between each including night, whereas yesterday he had 7 feeds, almost 8 as he woke up before 12am (his bedtime is 7pm, usually wakes once!) 😫 wondering what everyone's babys do?!

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dementedpixie Tue 24-Nov-20 09:34:09

I think i fed mine every 2½ to 4 hours probably. There is often a growth spurt at that age and he will want more formula for a short while

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 24-Nov-20 13:41:38

The box is definitely only a guide. If you know how much he weighs, he should be getting roughly 2.5 floz per pound in weight in 24 hours. So as long as he's getting more or less that amount there's no real worry about how many feeds he's having or when smile

MrsMcTats Tue 24-Nov-20 14:29:27

At that age mine were every 3 hours during the day. 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm. Probably still 1 feed in the night. I also dreamfed at around 10.30pm. I always got them up at 7am no matter what the night was like, to get them used to a daily cycle, so ready for sleep at 7pm. Obviously not rigid, but roughly keeping to those times. Worked for us!

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