How much and how often

Discussion in 'Formula Feeding' started by 4 boys, May 25, 2020.

  1. 4 boys

    4 boys Well-Known Member

    May 1, 2013
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    Been having ups and downs the last few weeks.
    My sons now 6 weeks.
    He's currently having 4oz every 2 hours of formula.
    He was fully breastfed for 5 weeks but totally not happy constantly hungry crying and not sleeping.
    I started him on Aptamil but he was constantly crying and not pooing just straining so after persevering I recent started him on Cow and Gate and seems more settled apart from he seems more hungry...
    How much should he be having and how often?
    I know every baby is different but it is worth asking you mums for advice :)
  2. Katherinep

    Katherinep Member

    Feb 22, 2020
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    At about 2 months of age babies should be having around 2 to 4oz of formula every 3 to 4 hours. So im guessing he is having the right amount.
  3. HLx

    HLx Mummy to Layla, George & Enzo <3

    Oct 21, 2018
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    Its all down to him, if hes still hungry after what you're feeding him, try and extra ounce. I've always gone with id rather them waste a bit in the bottom to know they are full than to drain the bottle and not be satisfied. At 2 months my son was drinking 6oz, which is more than the 'guidelines' say, but i think they are a pile of crap. Just go with what your baby wants rather than the guidelines, babies won't over drink, they will stop when full
  4. BlueWater

    BlueWater Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2013
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    my HV told me to ignore the guidelines on the box.
    My 2 month LO will have 2-3oz every 2ish hours, including night time.

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