How many ounces of formula does your baby eat? How many times per day?

Joy - posted on 12/06/2009 ( 32 moms have responded )

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My daughter put herself on a four hour schedule around five months old and still will only drink 4-6oz bottles at a time, even for breakfast! i hear other babies at 8 mo old can drink up to 10oz bottles! is it normal for her to only want 4-6 oz? She weighs 17lbs 5 oz now and is crawling and pulling up on everything to stand... i think she is developing fine but her appetite(or lack of it) worries me...she loves her solid foods though!

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Kathi - posted on 12/09/2009

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Quoting Melissa:

My 8 month old is already off formula..he enjoys food so much more and eats 3 meals a day plus milk. He is crawling and starting to pull himself up on everything around the house also.



Have you talked to your ped about this? Babies under 12 months get most of their nutrtion from formula. They should also not drink cow's milk til at least 12 months. IMO, you REALLY need to put your LO back on formula til he's 1!

Nichol - posted on 12/09/2009

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My daughter is 8 months old as well, only drinks 6 oz at a time. She weighs 23 lb and is 28 in long....doctor said if she wants more she'll tell u. Therefore, I don't worry about it! Hope that helps =)

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My daughter has 4-7oz bottles a day. She has a 2nd foods fruit container and cereal in the morning. For dinner she has a 2nd foods vegetable container and cereal. I don't know if I am over feeding her or not. I don't know when I am going to decrease her bottle ounces. She doesn't take all of her 7oz at a time though.

Lauren - posted on 12/21/2009

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My daughter is 8 months old, and her pediatrician told us that as long as she's having wet diapers/hydrated, and is happy that he's not concerned with the volume that she eats. She maxes out at 6 ounces at a time and that's rare as she typically prefers 4oz.

Sabrina - posted on 12/18/2009

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My son has been eating 1 jar of food mixed with cereal 3 times a day with a 4oz bottle in between meals. They know what they need and if that's all that she wants that's all she wants. All babies are different. My son is going more towards solid food then formula. He is slowly getting use to his sippy which I will have him use rather then the bottle. I'm going to cut the bottle out completely when he turns one.

Orshi - posted on 12/18/2009

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My son is 8 months old and has started to recently drink less ounces but more frequently. He eats about 2-3 hors per day. I only give him solids once a day so far, but we are going to go on the three meals per day after the holidays... I get really frustrated with him when I make an 8 oz bottle and he only drinks 3-4 oz, but he seems healthy and happy. He just wants to eat again in a few hours...

Jessica - posted on 12/18/2009

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My daughter will be 8 months on the 22nd and she has solid food for breakfast (usually like a fruit or oatmeal) and then three 8 oz. bottles during the day at daycare, then at night I give her another solid (like a veggie or meat). We've weaned her off of the bedtime bottle which really wasn't all that hard for us.

Rachel - posted on 12/17/2009

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My 8 month old drinks 6oz bottles as well. And only 3-4 times a day. I wouldnt worry about it as long as she is still healthy and not losing weight then its fine. You can always ask your DR if you are super worried =)

Abi - posted on 12/17/2009

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My little man weighs 21.3lbs and he isn't on solids yet, he just gone 8 months, and he has 6 oz bottles (5 to 6 times a day), he just cant manage any more atm. (having troubles weaning him, can you tell!!) he is happy most of the time apart from overtiedness and teething, generally healthy and loves to laugh. I wouldn't panic too much, she might decide a little way down the line that she wants more milk, but I am sure she will let you know :D

Tina - posted on 12/16/2009

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I have a 2yr. old girl and 8mth old boy and none of my kids drank 10oz. I wish but it just never happened. They were more interested in eating than drinking. My son is now 8mth old and will only take 6oz at a time and he only take 4 bottles. So i just give him cereal in the night w. formula to make up the rest. Also, your daughter is at a great weight so i don't think there's anything to worry about.

Jennifer - posted on 12/16/2009

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My son is 8months old. He's been sleeping thhrough the night for a good 2 months. He intakes 3 bottles a day each containing 6oz. He also has cereal in the am, a jar of meat and a jar of veggies as well as fruit for lunch, he ha a PM snack of yogurt and then cereal at night. He weighs 23lbs does the army crawl and will attempt to pull himself up but has yet to accomplish that.

Joy - posted on 12/15/2009

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Thanks everyone so much for the feedback! it has all been very helpful. I just need to not worry so much!LOL!

Jennifer - posted on 12/12/2009

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Hi! I have 7 1/2 month old son that will usually only drink 4-6oz of formula at a time as well, and he's 17.9lbs. Between nursing him, feeding him solids, and giving him a sippy cup with water, he's getting what he needs.Sounds pretty normal. I wouldn't worry too much unless her pediatrician is concerned. =)

Brianna - posted on 12/11/2009

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I am a nursing mommy so my son has never had any formula but i have noticed in the last month or so that he doesnt want to nurse as often as he used to. My mom loves he solid foods and something all the different types and flavors of food being introduced can change a babies appetite since now they are wanted other things than just milk! My sons doctor said that as long as he is still wanting his breast milk or formula ..my son used to eat every 2-3 hrs but its now wanting to nurse after 4 hrs.So it really all depends on the baby! I wouldnt worry to much!

Shonna M - posted on 12/11/2009

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My Daughter's food intake daily

Breakfast:
4 oz bottle and 2 tbs cereal mixed with 1 tbs strained fruit

Snack:
4oz bottle

Lunch:
4oz bottle and half small jar veggie and half small jar fruit

Snack:
4oz bottle

Supper:
4oz bottle and small jar fruit and veg mix

Bedtime:
4oz bottle 2 tbs cereal

My daughter's Dr. was very happy with her daily menu! :)

Catherine - posted on 12/11/2009

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Joy,

My daughter is 8 months old and has a breast feed in the morning followed by cereal with 3oz milk, 4-5oz milk at 2.30pm and 5-6oz milk at 7pm. During the day she drinks about 4oz water (or very dilute juice) and as part of her weaning / solids diet she has dairy rich foods such as yoghurt, fromage frais and cheese sauces. It is normal as weaning progresses for babies to take less and less milk!

Carol - posted on 12/10/2009

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Quoting Nicole:

My 8 mo. old daughter only drinks about 4oz at a time too. It's hard for me to get her to take more than 16 oz. a day. But she eats three meals a day and a snack. She is also eating less now that she can stand up and crawl everywhere. She weighs 20.5 lbs and is in the 95% for height and weight, so I know she is developing well. I just wonder if I should start giving her vitamins? I have the Pro-V with iron, but they taste so awful that she gags and spits them back up, with everything else she's eaten.



i don't think they need vitamins till at least 2 yrs

Tammy - posted on 12/10/2009

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I wouldn't worry, my son was 8 months on Tuesday. He is about 23 lbs. and eats 5, 5 oz. bottles per day 2 sittings of cereal and the vege's and potatoes etc. My Dr. says that 24 oz. per day is considered a full feeding. Every baby is so different

Deez8882001 - posted on 12/09/2009

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my son is 7 1/2 months and eats two 8 oz bottles and two 6 oz bottles a day plus food. Sounds like your baby girl is doing fine..I wouldn't worry.

Julie - posted on 12/09/2009

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My daughter is about 71/2months and she will not drink more than 4 to 6 oz as well, usually 4 and never when she has eaten solid foods just little sips of it, she weighs about 17lbs and the doc is not concerned some just don't eat as much and as long as they are progessing the right way then there should be no worries

Ericka - posted on 12/09/2009

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My son, Aden, is 7.5 months and he is the same way! He's crawling, starting to pull himself up, he's very active and I know he's developing just fine...and he often only wants 4-6 ounces at a time. He eats about 3 little jars or tubs of Gerber 2nd foods each day and we do a total of about 24-32 ounces of formula total. He's now around 18 pounds and the doctors say that as long as they are following their normal growth curve from check up to check up, they are ok. Hope that helps!

Kathi - posted on 12/09/2009

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Colt drinks 6oz every 3-4 hours. He also eats solds 3-4x a day. He's 27lbs, so I have no doubt he's getting enough, lol!

Nicole - posted on 12/09/2009

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My 8 mo. old daughter only drinks about 4oz at a time too. It's hard for me to get her to take more than 16 oz. a day. But she eats three meals a day and a snack. She is also eating less now that she can stand up and crawl everywhere. She weighs 20.5 lbs and is in the 95% for height and weight, so I know she is developing well. I just wonder if I should start giving her vitamins? I have the Pro-V with iron, but they taste so awful that she gags and spits them back up, with everything else she's eaten.

Kelly - posted on 12/07/2009

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my daughter is 7 months old, drinks 8 oz bottles,which is three of them including the one with her breakfast. but weighs 14lbs 6oz. they will let you know when they are hungry, but they say babies should have in 24hours 16-20 oz, but it sounds like she is developing well and is satisfiying herself with solids. every baby is different.

Claire - posted on 12/07/2009

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hi,

my little one has 7oz in the morn inc breakfast he will then have 5oz at about 3 then 5oz for bed he just loves his solids and isnt really that bothered abot his bottle.

Maranda - posted on 12/07/2009

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Wow, my girl drinks 8-10 oz probably 5 or 6 bottles a day plus food, now i am worried she is eating too much, i hate it when people say oh she is a healthy baby, do they mean she is fat. I know that may be a bad thing to worry about but i dont want to over feed her and make her chubby, i think i will try less bottles, less oz, by no means will i deprive her, but we will see how that works.

Melissa - posted on 12/07/2009

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My 8 month old is already off formula..he enjoys food so much more and eats 3 meals a day plus milk. He is crawling and starting to pull himself up on everything around the house also.

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my daughter is eight months old and usually eats 3 eight ounce bottles a day. sometimes 4. she also loves her solid food. she likes to eat. she only weighs about 16 pounds..

Lesley - posted on 12/07/2009

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As long as she loves her solids I wouldn't worry the more solids she has the less milk she will need or want. My girl takes 4oz at breakfast after her porridge, then she only has another bottle at 3pm of 8 oz before going for a nap then her 8oz bottle at bed. shes on 3 meals a day now.

Kerry - posted on 12/06/2009

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my 7 month old used 2 drink 7oz no prob but now he only has 5oz i fink its because there having other things like solids so they dont need 2 be drinking that much the older they get the less bottle they will have until they only have 1 at night b4 bed

Kendra - posted on 12/06/2009

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My daugter has 4, 4oz bottles a day and she is 8 months and is started to crawl and sleeps flew the night. She also gets 4tbps of cereal in the morring, 2tbps of meat/veggie mix and 2tbps of veggie for lunch, 3tbps of a different meat/veggie mix with 2tbps of veggie for dinner and 2tbps of fruit of a night snack and all with the bottle and she is happy.

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