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May 27th, 2006, 06:56 AM
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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?
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May 27th, 2006, 08:24 AM
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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 If you can, 5...but as I said, follow his hunger cues or he'll learn to ignore them
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May 27th, 2006, 08:39 AM
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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.
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May 27th, 2006, 09:39 AM
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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. 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 *huggles* Good luck!
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May 27th, 2006, 04:59 PM
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Thank you, I didn't even know THAT! I will have to make my portion sizes smaller...ugh! He is a pig!
And I feel better, he had five 5 oz bottles today, so that is great!! Thanks so much!!
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May 28th, 2006, 11:54 AM
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Kiera eats 28oz a day. 4 7oz bottles.
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May 28th, 2006, 01:23 PM
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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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