my 5 month old's feeding

Priscilla - posted on 04/08/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my 5 and a half month old sleeps all thru the night i.e from about 9pm to 7am without waking up to feed. she drinks 6oz of formula 4x during the day. im waiting till she's 6 months before introducing any solids. is she having enough formula?

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Jennifer - posted on 04/08/2011

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If she's continuing to grow at a steady pace, then that's fine. My chunk, on the other hand, is 6 months and she drinks 8 - 4oz bottles a day, plus 2Tbs of cereal in the morning, 2 Tbs of fruit at lunch, 1 Tbs of veggie at supper, and 2 Tbs of cereal at night. She still wakes occasionally to drink a bottle at night too! In all fairness though, she is on Pulmicort (an inhailed steroid for asthma) and a side effect of that is increased appetite and weight gain.

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Dez - posted on 04/08/2011

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I'm not a doctor but i think its 4-5 feedings 6-8 oz and no more then 32 oz per day. Thats what I was told. And my son never drank 6 oz in one shot! As long as she's at a healthy weight and is gaining, and shes not constantly hungry then I'd say your good to go!

Tinker1987 - posted on 04/08/2011

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my almost 5 month old eats about 4-5 ,6-7 ounce bottles a day. he useally seems satisfied and sleeps the same as yours.i can lay him down around 9 and he will get up around 7-8am!

Carolyn - posted on 04/08/2011

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wet diaper count is your indicator as well as if baby seems satisfied and happy after and between feeds.

If your getting atleast 5-6 wet/dirty diapers a day, she is getting enough. If she is satisified and happy between feeds and gaining weight on her growth curve, she is getting enough.

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