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    Default How much formula do you feed your 4-5 month old?

    DD2 is 4.5 months. She was fully breast fed until recently but it was a continuous struggle as she was never settled on the breast and I've ended up fully formula feeding her. I feel her weight has increased a lot lately. She was over 7kg and on the 90th percentile for everything at her 4 month needles (just 3.46kg when born) and her legs are sooo chunky. It's cute, and I know her weight is nothing extreme but I also worry if I'm feeding her correctly now she's on formula.

    She's having 120ml every 3 hrs approximately. And she wakes up a lot overnight so is still feeding about every 3-4 hrs during the night too. I don't feed at every waking.

    How much do you feed your bub? Am I giving her too much, not enough? TIA

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    My dd is almost 5 months and takes 5-6 bottles of 180ml a day (roughly every four hours and one overnight), although it's not uncommon for her to leave 20-40ml. She's smack bang on 50th percentile and has been since birth

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    there's a feeding guide on the side of the tin.

    I think bubs up to 4 months have 5 feeds of 180ml in a 24 hour period. not sure what the next bracket up is but check the tin.

    120ml is the quantity for bubs up to 2 months, 6 feeds per day (well that's for bellamys anyway, unsure if other formulas have different quantities/feeding frequencies).

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    My 6.5kg 4 month old is having 4-5 180ml bottles of bellamys each day. If he wakes overnight for a feed, I give him a 120ml.

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    Just noticed the thread had been reignited. :-)
    I checked with my child health nurse and she said the tin always says to give more than is usually necessary. As my bub is having three feeds overnight still (crap sleeper) so 8 bottles in 24 hours, for her weight I should be feeding her 120ml like I was doing. Since she hit 6 months I have introduced solids and have kept to the Same amount of formula, usually having once bottle less per day so far. She's still 90th percentile. Staying consistent. I'm not concerned about it anymore. :-)
    Last edited by Bond Girl; 16-06-2016 at 19:44.


 

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