# How do I figure out how many ounces my baby needs?

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To determine how many ounces per bottle, divide the ounces needed in a 24-hour period by the number of feedings your baby takes during that time. Therefore, if your 12-pound baby needs 30 ounces a day and takes 6 bottles in a 24-hour period, then each bottle would need to be approximately 5 ounces.

## How do I calculate how much formula my baby needs?

During the first 4 to 6 months, when your baby isn’t eating any solids, here’s a simple rule of thumb: Offer 2.5 ounces of formula per pound of body weight each day, with a maximum of about 32 ounces daily. For example, if your baby weighs 6 pounds, you’ll give her about 15 ounces of formula in a 24-hour period.

## How do I know if my baby needs more Oz?

Look for at least five or six wet diapers each day to indicate that she is getting enough to eat. Fewer wet diapers may mean she needs more to eat. Increase feedings if your baby finishes a bottle faster than normal and still acts hungry when the formula or breast milk is gone.

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## Is 4 oz enough for a newborn?

Most babies are satisfied with 3 to 4 ounces (90–120 mL) per feeding during the first month and increase that amount by 1 ounce (30 mL) per month until they reach a maximum of about 7 to 8 ounces (210–240 mL). If your baby consistently seems to want more or less than this, discuss it with your pediatrician.

## Does formula really go bad after an hour?

Prepared infant formula can spoil if it is left out at room temperature. Use prepared infant formula within 2 hours of preparation and within one hour from when feeding begins. If you do not start to use the prepared infant formula within 2 hours, immediately store the bottle in the fridge and use it within 24 hours.

## Can you give your baby too much formula?

Here are signs to look for that may indicate your baby is taking in more formula than she needs: Frequent spit-ups. Overfeeding can lead to overflow in the form of excessive spit-up. Put too much in her little tummy, and it’s bound to come back up.

## When should I increase 5 oz of formula?

At about 2 months, your baby may be taking 4-5 ounces (120-150 milliliters) at each feeding and the feedings may be every 3-4 hours. At 4 months, your baby may be taking 4-6 ounces (120-180 milliliters) at each feeding, depending on the frequency of feedings and his or her size.

## How much should a 9 pound baby eat per feeding?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a baby should consume, on average, about 2.5 ounces of formula a day for every pound of their body weight.

By Weight.

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Baby Weight in Pounds Ounces of Formula per Day
6 15
7 17.5
8 20
9 22.5

## Is 4 oz too much for a 2 week old baby?

During the first 2 weeks, babies will eat on average 1 – 2 oz at a time. By the end of the first month they eat about 4 oz at a time. By 2 months, increase to 6 oz per feed, and by 4 months, about 6-8 oz per feed. By 4 months, most babies are drinking about 32 oz in 24 hrs.