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4 month old feeding schedule

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Ftm1234 Tue 03-Dec-19 14:31:14

Hi, please could you share your 4 months old baby’s feeding routine?

My boy is formula fed a couple of weeks ago when weighed he was just over 15lb. He was 6lb 13oz when born and grew veeery quickly. I’m not sure if I’m feeding enough or too much. Below is his usual feed routine:

7.30 - 4oz - doesn’t always finish bottle
11am- 4oz - drains bottle
1.30pm - 4oz drains bottle
4pm - 6oz drains bottle
7pm - 6 oz drains bottle
Midnight - 4oz drains bottle
3/4am - 5oz drains bottle

Worried about over feeding him but also don’t want him going hungry!

Thanks in advance 😊

PhilomenaChristmasPie Tue 03-Dec-19 14:31:55

Feed on demand?

Ftm1234 Tue 03-Dec-19 14:35:37

I used to feed on demand but then he would feed alll the time but he has a sensitive tummy, if he eats too much he gets real gassy and in pain which is why I started stretching his feeds out more. He was more settled when I did this but as he drains nearly every bottle I don’t know if he’s still hungry and needs it or if he’s just being greedy!

Amelia910 Tue 03-Dec-19 14:36:46

I feed on demand. Baby was17lbs three weeks ago at 15 weeks. On the 91st percentile for weight and 99.6 for height!
I would say his feeds vary by day but we make 7oz bottles and he mostly drinks 6oz out of them. HV always said to make an ounce more than they generally have to help with wind/for times they do perhaps want a bit more and it guides you if you then need to be making bigger bottles.

So probably not all that helpful but what I am trying to say is I have a big boy and feed on demand and don't expect him to go into a rigid schedule atm. I offer him food after and before a nap and it works well.

mynameiscalypso Tue 03-Dec-19 14:39:00

DS is a few weeks off 4 months but is around 15lbs (and was also just under 7lb when born).

We generally feed on demand but it's settled into a loose schedule:

6am - 6oz, pretty much drains the bottle
9am - 4 or 5 oz, not so interested
12pm - 4oz
3pm - Somewhere between 4 and 6oz
5pm - 4oz
8pm Somewhere between 4 and 6oz
11pm - 6oz

Based on what you say, they look pretty similar in terms of frequency and amount. DS feeds relatively frequently during the day but then generally goes for 6/7 hours a night so it all balances out.

user1480880826 Tue 03-Dec-19 14:39:03

People don’t eat the same amount at the same time every day. Feed when he tells you that he’s hungry.

TwinMum89 Tue 03-Dec-19 14:41:48

Please don’t worry. Our boy/girls twins were 6lb 3 and 6lb 4 when born. At 18 weeks they are around 17lbs (girl) and 18.5 (boy). Their schedule is:

7am - 7/8oz
11am - 7/8oz
3pm - 7/8oz
6.30pm - 7/8oz
1.30-2.30am - 7/8oz

My girl twin will usually take around 5/6oz with the odd 7oz bottle. I think my boy twin may be having a growth spurt because he is taking 6/7/8 oz every single feed.

They take what they want and very rarely spit up so I’m not worried!

Caspianberg Tue 03-Dec-19 15:05:09

If you want to make a schedule then maybe a 3hr one to start with.

Make 6oz at each bottle. Increase to 7oz once he starts draining

7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, 10pm

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