wic lowering formula supply
Cecilia - posted on 10/01/2013
2.5 ounces of formula per pound of body without babyfood. So for example if the baby is 10 pounds he would get 25 oz.
I was told no more than 32 oz in a day despite weight though. (I still did it sometimes though because not going to let my baby go hungry.) So that would be 6 5oz bottles. Is what is about max.
So when they start solid food, you basically start by replacing one bottle for food.This is usually dinner time because it helps them sleep better for you. This in theory works but in life it doesn't always. Sometimes they don't like the food you have for them and finding the right one can take time.
As they get better with eating and you know what to feed them, you go on to replacing two meals a day. Typically breakfast and dinner times. This means a bottle when he wakes, then about an hour later see if they will eat baby food. Soon after it's nap time and might be a long one. Wake them and then another bottle, possibly another before dinner time. Then dinner, getting ready for bed and a bottle before sleeping.
So by now if you kept count that's only 3-4 bottles during the day. They might need another in the middle of the night not always though. If they are 8 oz bottles that is the 32 oz max they want for formula.
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