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How much formula does your four month drink and when?

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milkyman Wed 10-Aug-16 09:52:07

Mine has about eight bottles of 5oz a day - too much i know.

milkyman Wed 10-Aug-16 09:52:20

I have a dd.

HandbagFan Wed 10-Aug-16 10:55:03

DS is now 5.5 months but he was having 7 bottles of 4 or 5ozs a day, about 3 hours apart at that age. He was averaging 33ozs a day at that point and going through what seems to have been a massive month long growth spurt. In the last 2 weeks it's slowed down to 28ozs a day, 5 bottles of 5-7ozs.

I wouldn't worry unless he's gaining weight enough to be passing multiple centipede lines on the growth chart.

BexusSugarush Wed 10-Aug-16 11:25:25

When our dd was about 5 months she was having about 30oz a day, although some days she'd have as much as 42oz. This was done over 5 feeds of 7oz, about 3-4 hours apart each, but she could go up to 8 hours a night without a feed; this has alot to do with feeding too.

As pp says, as long as your bubs is gaining weight steadily at a healthy pace, there is no reason to worry. What you might want to do is attempt to space their feeds out a bit, even if it means them having more at each feed. Or if you feel your baby is especially hungry, talk to your HV about introducing foods such a baby rice into their milk.

You're approaching the weaning stage anyways, although I imagine your little one is going to have quite an appetite! Plus babies slowly start to drop milk feeds as they eat more food.

Glitterkitten24 Wed 10-Aug-16 11:27:40

6 bottles of 7oz a day at 17 weeks- he's a big boy tho, 16lb15oz.

Glitterkitten24 Wed 10-Aug-16 11:28:32

Posted too soon. He's always been a hungry boy, and 4 months is a notorious growth spurt phase so I'm cool with what he's taking.

PeterRabbitt Wed 10-Aug-16 11:41:42

All three of mine were on 9oz 4 times a day by 4 months. The two elder ones had hungry baby formula by this point but current baby is quite happy on normal formula.

OutOfAces Wed 10-Aug-16 11:48:32

As long as her weight gain in line with what she should be I wouldn't worry.

My DS has 5-6oz 5 times a day. He's about 13.5lb and has been between the 9th and 25th percentile since birth.

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