For the first time since I've had DS I'm a bit concerned that I'm not FF him enough. Following the equation (weight per kilo times 150mls divided by number of feeds per day) he should have 60ish mls 8 times a day or 80ish mls 6 times a day. The formula tin says for this age he should be having 100mls 6-7 times a day. There's a big difference between him having 7 feeds totalling 560mls (which is actually 58mls over the equation) in the last 24 hours and the tin saying he can have up to 700mls. He is lasting 3-4 hours between each feed. Do I follow the equation? Or the tin?
He is 3.5 weeks old.
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24-03-2012 17:47 #1
Formula amount per feed
24-03-2012 18:02 #2
sorry don't really have much advice but If it were me i would follow my baby
(i breast fed while i could but around 3 weeks my milk wasn't enough for baby so i mix fed. i just gave him what he needed) good luck!
24-03-2012 18:04 #3
With my DS he was having 1 to 2 more bottles then the tin said he should I ended up giving him the next measure up and he is now back to what the tin said he should be for his age, your bub will let you know what they need trust yourself if you think uping the feed is the best think try it, can't really hurt
This is just IMO hope it helps
24-03-2012 18:53 #4
Follow his lead, I wouldn't up his feeds unless he's draining a bottle.
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