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What is the recommended amount of formula milk per day for 4 month old?

(6 Posts)
juicychops Mon 16-May-05 13:10:24

Anyone know?

hotmama Mon 16-May-05 13:24:00

I use Aptimil on the side of the box it says:

3-4 months 5 X 6ozs
4-5 months 5 X 7ozs

These are just guidelines and will depend if you have a hungry baby etc. My HV advised me to put in an extra ounce in the bottle so if babe was hungry she could guzzle it , if not it got chucked - this was good advice as every mealtime is different - better to offer more - you won't overfeed as babes just refuse or posset it back up anyway. HTH

juicychops Mon 16-May-05 13:29:51

my ds has 4 x 7oz bottles a day do you think this is too little or enough? Ive started him on solids now too so that is filling him up a bit more too.

tiktok Mon 16-May-05 13:42:49

juicy, he'd be better off nutritionally on more milk rather than solids....any reason why you are starting him this early?

juicychops Mon 16-May-05 13:45:58

He started waking up in the night and also started getting hungry quicker and crying after bottles as he wasnt full. I just thought i'd give it a try. He seems happy on solids and he has stopped waking in the night.

tiktok Mon 16-May-05 14:11:50

Well.....ask your HV, and I think she will confirm that a baby of this age who seems hungrier than before needs more milk, not solids, especially as he is not having much milk compared to the 'average' baby.

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