After the first couple of days, your formula-fed newborn will take from 2-3 oz (60–90 pound) of formula per feeding and will consume every few hours normally throughout her first few weeks.
Throughout the first month, even if a infant sleeps more than four to five weeks and begins overlooking feedings, wake her up and provide a bottle.
From the end of the first month, she will be around at least 4 oz (120 ml) each feeding, using a rather predictable schedule of feedings approximately every four months.
By six weeks, your infant will have 6 to 8 oz (180–240 pound) in all four or four feedings in twenty five hours.
Generally, your infant should take in about 2 1⁄2 oz (75 ml) of formula per day for each pound (453 g) of body fat. But he likely will modulate his consumption from day to day to fulfill his own specific needs. So rather than going by fixed levels, let’s tell you if he has had enough. If he becomes nervous or easily distracted during a feeding, then he is probably completed. When he drains the jar and still proceeds smacking his lips, then he may still be hungry.
There are low and high limits, nevertheless. Most infants are happy with 3 to 4 oz (90–120 pound) per feeding through the initial month and raise the amount by 1 oz (30 ml) each month until they achieve a max of approximately 7 to 8 oz (210–240 pound). If your baby consistently appears to need less or more than that, discuss it with your physician. Some infants have greater demands for sucking and might only need to suck on a pacifier after feeding.
Initially it’s ideal to feed your formula-fed toddlers demand, or if he cries because he is hungry. As time passes, he will start to come up with a fairly regular schedule of his very own. As you become knowledgeable about his signs and demands, you will have the ability to schedule his feedings around his regular.
Between two and four weeks old (or if the infant weighs more than 12 lbs [5.4 kg]), many formula-fed infants no more desire a middle-of-the night feeding, since they’re consuming more throughout the day and their sleeping patterns are becoming more regular (though this varies substantially from infant to infant. Their belly capacity has improved, also, so they can go longer between daytime feedings–sometimes around five or four hours at one time. If your baby still appears to feed very often or eat larger quantities, try distracting him with play or using a pacifier. Occasionally patterns of obesity start during infancy, therefore it’s important not to overfeed your baby.
No book can tell you exactly how much or how often he wants to be fed or precisely the way you should manage him through feedings.