how many bottles should my baby be drinken a day kno that hes a week old

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Felecia - posted on 04/17/2010

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Multiply your baby's weight times 2.5 ounces

If your baby isn't eating any solids (if he's younger than 4 to 6 months, he shouldn't be), the rule of thumb is to offer him 2.5 ounces of formula per pound of body weight each day.



So if your baby weighs 6 pounds, you'll give him about 15 ounces of formula in a 24-hour period. If he weighs 10 pounds, he should drink about 25 ounces in a 24-hour period.



Most new babies want to eat every two to three hours. (Start with 1 or 2 ounces at each feeding for the first week, then work up to 2 to 4 ounces.) As your baby gets older — and his tummy gets bigger — he'll drink fewer bottles a day with more formula in each.



In a couple of months, for example, he may be down to six to eight bottles of 4 to 6 ounces each every 24 hours. By 4 months, he'll probably drop to four or five bottles of 6 or 7 ounces each, and by his half birthday he'll typically be down to three or four bottles of 7 to 8 ounces each every day.



My kids were never bottlef fed but I looked it up for you I hope this helps alittle..

Best of luck to you both and CONGRATS on your new blessing.. God bless ox

Krystal - posted on 04/17/2010

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hi at 1 week old your baby should still be having 6 bottle feeds a day. :)

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