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Gwen - posted on 05/28/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Can you please let me know what your schedule is for giving formula - how much and at what times? I don't think Maddie is getting enough formula which is why she is waking up at night. She drinks almost 8 oz during the night which I need her to try and eat during the day. I find the best way to get her to drink her milk is as she is falling asleep for naps. But that isn't getting enough in. Any help is appreciated.

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Ldoo - posted on 06/09/2009

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My daughter has 6 oz. when she wakes up, two 5-6 oz. bottles during the day (between meals) and 5-6 oz. right before bed (after dinner).

Does your daughter refuse her bottles? God, mine used to. What a pain! I found that giving it to her in a different vessel helped: like a sippy cup. And it helps the weaning process. Maybe your daughter is just weaning off bottles. But yes, she does need more formula somehow. I think the very minimum they should be getting is like 18 oz.

Christianne - posted on 06/09/2009

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Caio has his bottle 3 times a day - morning, afternoon, and before he goes to bed. 6-8oz a time. It works really well because he eats a lot of solids as well.

Gwen - posted on 05/28/2009

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wow - thanks for everyone's advice. I thought that she was supposed to be drinking about 24 oz of formula per day. I thought I would keep track and so far today she has only had 8 oz and she will probably have another 4 oz tonight. So she is only getting half of her intake which could be why she is waking up at night.



I will try and use some of your ideas and give her a bottle while she is eating breakfast, lunch and dinner as well. Hopefully that will help.

Stephanie - posted on 05/28/2009

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My daughter is kinda weaning herself off of some bottles... she used to take 5 a day and now we're down to 3!! She has a 5oz one in the morning around 6:30-7am, a 4 oz. bottle for lunch around 10:30-11am and then another 4 oz bottle for snack around 2:30-3pm. If she drank the 32 oz like the dr. says she should, she would be the world's heaviest baby!! I've tried making the bottles each an ounce bigger for each bottle and she magically knows that it's too much and stops drinking it and leaves me an ounce!! cute but at least she's telling me she's full!
hope this lil schedule helps!

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My baby takes a 4 ounce bottle with her fruit & cereal when she wakes up at 7am. She gets an 8 ounce bottle at 10am, than a nap. She gets lunch at 1 pm, an 8 ounce bottle at 3pm then a second nap. She gets snack & juice at 4, dinner at 6, & then an 8 ounce bottle at 7 pm. Then it's bedtime.

Bethany - posted on 05/28/2009

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I do 8oz at 7(or wake up), 11:30 and 4:30.

How much is she drinking during the day? Does she eat plenty? You obviously know your baby best so I'm not questioning your judgement but just wondering if waking up is maybe just habit (even if she's drinking alot). Does she wake up at relatively the same time(s) or is it totally random?

Just something to think about... Best wishes ~>

Alycia - posted on 05/28/2009

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Hi Gwen! My son has a 7 oz. bottle when he wakes up at around 7-7:30 then around 11 he has his cereal and drinks about 4 oz formula then he has 5 oz with his afternoon snack around 3, I then pushed his supper time back so come bedtime he's full and won't wake up. So at supper around 6-6:30 he has 7 oz. I don't push him to eat the food but he usually drinks and eats all of it anyway, then if he's fussy I'll give him just a 4 oz. bottle before bedtime around 8 pm. I think the average amount of formula they're suppose to have at this age is maximum 31 oz. per day. Hope I could help, good luck :D

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