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Rusha May 27th, 2006 06:56 AM

Quick question: Aiden is almost 7 months, and he eats solid foods 3x a day. So, how much formula does he still need? I read somewhere that it was 50-60 oz and I thought that was a lot...that means 10-12 bottles a day (we use the 5 oz. because he can hold those himself). Well, there is no way he will drink that much. I have been trying...but he seems too full with the solids. I know he needs fluids, so I force the formula on him anyways...but still. How much milk is enough?

SadieCass May 27th, 2006 08:24 AM

20-24 oz a day should be enough. My peds have always said that was plenty when Molly went down to that much...even now when she's not eating as many solids my ped says 24 oz a day is fine. Follow his hunger cues most importantly and don't overfeed him....try to get in at least 4 bottles a day if he's using 5oz bottles :D If you can, 5...but as I said, follow his hunger cues or he'll learn to ignore them :D

Dylans_Mama May 27th, 2006 08:39 AM

I agree. I dont think that there is a set amount. If he wants a bottle give him a bottle if hes full he probably wont take it. I agree to follow his hunger cues.

SadieCass May 27th, 2006 09:39 AM

Oh yeah, and one other thing with the solids...

My ped reminded me at the last visit (when I said she never ate a lot) that their stomachs are only about the size of their fist...so that's what their portion size should be. :D Once again, overfeeding=tummy stretching=road to obesity...


ETA: That isn't saying that's what you're doing...just reminders...I just realized that didn't sound good :D *huggles* Good luck!

Rusha May 27th, 2006 04:59 PM

Thank you, I didn't even know THAT! I will have to make my portion sizes smaller...ugh! He is a pig! :lol:
And I feel better, he had five 5 oz bottles today, so that is great!! Thanks so much!!

Smashley May 28th, 2006 11:54 AM

Kiera eats 28oz a day. 4 7oz bottles.

Tanya G May 28th, 2006 01:23 PM

Cohen has 29 ounces a day, sometimes 36(usually has 3 bottles of 7 ounces and one bottle of 8 ounce at bedtime). I have always heard it should be between 24-40 oz. I heard over 40 is bad for some reason.


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