Amy - posted on 04/09/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )
At my son's 6 month check-up, his pediatrician said at 6 months he only needs to be getting between 18-24oz of formula. That just seems like such a small amount, doesn't it?? We're more at the 24oz mark anyways, but still... I'm worried to go much over that 24oz mark, but sometimes I feel like he could handle a few more ounces throughout the day (ya know, since she's a pediatrician and I'm not I'd assume she knows what she's talking about). His next check-up isn't until he's 9 months, so only 18-24oz even when he's that old?!
Now I know some of you will probably frown at this, but we do put rice cereal in his nighttime bottle--we have since he was about 4 months. But I'm wondering: how much rice cereal should I be mixing in with his 7oz nighttime bottle? The container only gives instructions on how to mix his first feeding and doesn't give a chart or anything about how much rice cereal to mix with formula according to age. I don't use exact measurements when I put it in the bottle--just put in a few baby spoonfuls.
How much are you other mom's feeding your babies who are around this age?