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Milk intake Emma's Mama ♥ 1 child; 1067 posts
17th Nov '12

Just wondering, my 5 1/2 month old gets four 4 ounce bottles of formula a day and she breast-feeds once in the morning and once or twice during the night. Does it sound like she is taking in enough?

.Sweet Dee. 1 child; Arkansas 4239 posts
17th Nov '12

yes...sounds like enough to me.



my son was formula fed only, at that age and he was getting 4 five ozs i believe.

Emma's Mama ♥ 1 child; 1067 posts
17th Nov '12

The reason she is only breastfeeding so little is because she is almost weaned off. I think when she's done breastfeeding she will probably take 5 four ounce bottles. She might take one at night too but I'm not sure... So she will be getting 20 or 24 ounces a day. 20 just seems like so little to me.

Emma's Mama ♥ 1 child; 1067 posts
17th Nov '12

Can anyone tell me the amount they are supposed to be taking in a 24 hour period?

Leapling'12 1 child; Massachusetts 380 posts
17th Nov '12

At that age my son was ff and ate around 30 to 32 ounces a day. But all babies are different, so long as she's gaining weight and having enough wet diapers she should be fine

Emma's Mama ♥ 1 child; 1067 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Leapling'12:" At that age my son was ff and ate around 30 to 32 ounces a day. But all babies are different, so long as she's gaining weight and having enough wet diapers she should be fine"


OK thanks. :) I figure that once she is completely off the b**b, the amount of formula she takes in might change. She has been a slow gainer with weight but I think the formula is helping (she's only been getting it for almost 3 weeks now). And she definitely has enough wet diapers!

Leapling'12 1 child; Massachusetts 380 posts
17th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting LWT:</b>" OK thanks. :) I figure that once she is completely off the b**b, the amount of formula she takes in ... [snip!] ... I think the formula is helping (she's only been getting it for almost 3 weeks now). And she definitely has enough wet diapers!"</blockquote>




Btw Your pic is sooo cute! !!

Emma's Mama ♥ 1 child; 1067 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting Leapling'12:" <blockquote><b>Quoting LWT:</b>" OK thanks. :) I figure that once she is completely ... [snip!] ... it for almost 3 weeks now). And she definitely has enough wet diapers!"</blockquote> Btw Your pic is sooo cute! !!"


Thank you :D It was taken by my friend yesterday and I am just in love with it!