|I really worry about how much is enough formula. Can you give
If your baby is under 6 months old and is feeding only
on formula then every day baby needs to consume 60ml of
formula for every 450g of body weight as a rough guide.
So if your baby weighs 4kg then the total formula for the
day is roughly 530ml. Since you are probably feeding every
4 hours, there are 6 feeds per day. Dividing 530ml by 6
gives us roughly 88ml per feed.
Remind yourself constantly that this may vary considerably
from day to day and feed to feed. The danger of a plump
baby comes from not accepting when baby indicates that he
has had enough, and cajoling baby into eating a little more.
Overweight is not the only problem this may lead to. Overfeeding
can lead to tummy ache and vomiting as well.
If baby seems dissatisfied with the feed on a regular basis
and yet has eight wet nappies and is gaining well, it could
come back to needing to suckle. Try changing the teat for
one with a smaller hole, or ask your doctor about occasionally
offering a tiny drink of water.
Bottle feeding - Advantages
Bottle feeding - Choice of teat
Bottle feeding - Choosing the best formula
Bottle feeding - Combining with breastfeeding
Bottle feeding - Drawbacks
Bottle feeding - Intolerance/Allergy to Cow's Milk
Bottle feeding - Physical contact and Propping
Bottle feeding - Practical guidelines
Bottle feeding - Pros and cons
Bottle feeding - Reducing mother's milk supply
Bottle feeding - Switching from breastfeeding
Bottle feeding - Travelling