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Kirsty is 6.5 months old. According to the guidelines on the formula tub, a baby of her age takes around 6-8oz per feed. Kirsty has just started taking a bottle - at the minute it's 50/50 BM/formula - but will only take a max of 4oz per feed. Is this ok though?
I'm not leaving her with anyone so if she only takes 4oz from a bottle but then looks for a BF I will let her. We are in the very early stages of supplementing - I want to get to a stage of where formula takes over BFing full time. But for now we are very slowly supplementing to get her used to a bottle and her tummy used to formula.
Obviously I don't know howmuch milk she takes from me per feed and if she wasn't satisfied she would soon let me know.
like you say hunny, if she wasnt getting enough you would know.
each baby is different. kara is only 6 weeks and she already takes 6-8oz of ebm or 4-6 or hungrier baby formula every 3 hours.
kirsty is having solids so that amount will reduce anyway.
just follow your instincts hun and if you get a little unsure, kirsty will soon tell you
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The amounts on the formula can are guidelines and all babies are different so I wouldn't worry too much she probably won't drink as much from a bottle because she prefers to nurse so she will cut short of what she would normally drink because she doesn't enjoy it as much, or she may be going through a less-hungry patch between growth spurts.
How many feeds does she have per day? She may be eating little but more often, which would balance things out x