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July 28th, 2009, 06:57 PM
StephanieJune1989's Avatar Veteran
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I just wanted to introduce myself. I have been posting in the February 09 Playroom, but I wanted join in here as well. My daughter Melody is 5 months old and my sisters keep telling me she's fat and now I'm starting to second guess myself. I feed her 8 oz four times a day for a total of 32 oz of formula per day. I am waiting until she's 6 months old to start solids. Is that an appropriate amount of formula for a baby her age?

Stephanie, wife to Chris, mommy to Melody June, born 2/5/2009
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July 28th, 2009, 09:35 PM
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Hello and Welcome!!

That is absolutely normal! And IMO, there is no such thing as a fat baby! LOL How much does she weigh? Has she seen a pediatrician lately? Every baby is different... my nephew is 3 months old and weighs more than my 6 month old. And he looks twice as big. LOL

Is she rolling or moving around yet? She will thin out a bit when that starts up...

Here is a little chart for reference. This is in a sticky at the top of the board.

Average formula intake by months:
1 mo – 18-26 oz./day
2 mo – 22-32 oz./day
3 mo – 24-35 oz./day
4 mo – 29-40 oz./day
5 mo – 29-40 oz./day
6 mo – 28-40 oz./day
7-8 mo - 28-32 oz./day
9-10 mo - 24-32 oz./day
11-12 mo - 24-30 oz./day
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July 29th, 2009, 06:16 AM
New_England_Girl's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Welcome! Your daughter is beautiful, and not fat at all! Keep up the good work, momma!

Hope you stick around here with us!
Hi, I'm Sara. I used to post here a lot when I was having the kids, but life got busy and it's been years since I was around. Now I'm back, and happy to be here.

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