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How much should my 5 month old be drinking?

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JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 06-Dec-20 00:01:34

Formula definitely goes on weight rather than age so she should be having 2.5 floz per pound in weight in 24 hours.

The average weight for a 5 month old girl on the 50th centile is 15.4 lbs. does this seem about right for your DD?

Pipandmum Fri 04-Dec-20 20:37:38

Frankly if she is happy and thriving then don't worry about how much.

OverTheRainbow88 Fri 04-Dec-20 20:34:14

You can weigh her yourself, so stand in your scales holding her and note down the weight and then weigh yourself without holding her. Then take away your weight from the combined weight. That’s her weight.

Doesn’t it say on the back of the formula box how many oz for age?

October89 Fri 04-Dec-20 20:30:42


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October89 Wed 02-Dec-20 23:08:09

She usually goes 10:30am until 12:30am with 4 naps through the day and sleeps through the night without waking. It fits with my sleep schedule, though I get up earlier.

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dementedpixie Wed 02-Dec-20 23:04:57

Is she staying awake until midnight? Have you not thought about making everything a bit earlier so you don't need to stay up so late?

October89 Wed 02-Dec-20 22:59:06

I don't know her weight since I've not seen a health visitor at all. Last time she was weighed was at 10 days old.

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Kitkat151 Wed 02-Dec-20 22:56:58

NHS website ..... as a guideline....150 to 200 mls per kilo of baby’s weight

October89 Wed 02-Dec-20 22:55:12

10:30am is when she wakes up for the day so that's when she gets her bottle.

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dementedpixie Wed 02-Dec-20 22:48:26

Would she not take a bottle earlier in the morning?
Mine had bottles at 7, 11, 3, 7 and one in the night
You could maybe make bottles earlier so you could fit in the last one a bit earlier than midnight.

October89 Wed 02-Dec-20 22:36:51

My dd is 5 months and ff. She's fed every 4-5 hours except for her last feed. Her schedule is 10:30am - 2:30pm - 6:30pm - 10:30pm and then 12am before she sleeps through the night, though this feed she doesn't ask for, I give it to her without a prompt but she still drinks it. She drinks 6 - 7oz a time. I'm wondering if just the 4 bottles is enough? I'm afraid of dropping the 12am feed just incase she's not getting enough.

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