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How much formula do you give a 4 month old?? Just some idea please...

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thegruffaloschild Wed 27-Aug-08 17:39:52

I've just stopped BF my DD and have started her on formula. She currently has the following feeds....

5:30am 4oz
10:30am 6oz
2:30pm 6oz
6:30pm 7oz

She has been OK with that and to be fair does then sleep 11 hrs til 5:30am, but cos I have been BF her, just not sure what she should be having. I'm thinking maybe 4 feeds not enough (although she is usually more than happy to go that length of time between feeds).

I'm thinking of trying 5 feeds a day....

I would be interested to hear how much FF other 4 month old babies are having.

She is 15 lbs (75th centile).

Many Thanks

Seona1973 Wed 27-Aug-08 20:01:09

at 4 months ds had feeds around 7.30am, 11am, 3pm, 7.15pm and then one in the night any time from 2-4am. You could try a top up feed at breakfast time to get a few extra ounces into her. I think the rule of thumb is approx 2.5oz per pound of bodyweight so that would work out around 37.5oz per 24 hours for a 15lb baby (thats just a guide though and babies may want more or less than that)

baltimore97 Wed 27-Aug-08 20:14:11

DD2 is 4 mths, but only weighs 13lbs. She has five feeds at about 3am, 7.15am, 11am, 3pm and 6.45pm. She consumes variable amounts at each feed, but the total amount is usually 23-26ozsish.

I think she is eating quite a bit less than the 2.5ozs/lb calculation suggests she should, but she is gaining about 6ozs a week and seems v. happy, so it really depends on the baby I think...

Jacksmum1 Thu 28-Aug-08 12:50:01

my 4month old is a munchkin he has 6 7/9 oz bottles a day as well as 3 solids (baby rice and fruit puree)

he does weigh in at 20lb (9kgs)

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