Formula for success

If a bottle is part of the mealtime equation, keep these magic numbers in mind.

2.5 ounces
The amount of formula per pound of body weight that baby will consume daily. So, if your nugget weighs in at 8 pounds, you’re looking at 20 ounces.

4 hours
The typical time between meals for a formula-fed 1-month-old (who will usually down around 4 ounces at a time). By 6 months, your munchkin will consume 6 to 8 ounces of formula five times a day.

2-4 months
The age at which most formula-fed babies no longer need to wake for a middle-of-the- night snack.

Note: The numbers listed here are averages, so your baby might eat a little more or less often depending on her needs. If you have any concerns, bring them up with your pediatrician.




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