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Formula Transition

Until 11 months, baby was EBF. We have fully transitioned to formula now after a bit of a rocky start (see previous post). But now I’m wondering if I’m giving him enough or too little. Any idea how much formula I should be giving at any one time? With breastmilk, he was getting 4-5oz in a bottle approximately every 3-4 hours. Should we be giving the same amount of formula or should he get more? He has been seeming a little extra cranky lately and I’m wondering if he’s just extra hungry? He also eats 3 meals + snacks of solids. Thanks!

  • Rachel
    May 28, 2018

    Breast milk is thinner and lighter. Now he’s older and eating snacks and meals. That’s plenty of formula you are given. Also, the baby is almost 1 you can really start to give whole milk and not formula. The fat is beneficial for brain development and growth in whole milk. At 1 child should have 1 1/2 to 2 cups of milk a day.

  • Elle
    May 28, 2018

    Make your pediatrician give you a feeding daily amt guidance chart. If it helps, our 2mo old takes 4-5 oz feeds of formula during the day about every 3-4 hrs (and none while sleeping 8.5 - 9.5 hrs over night).

  • anonymous mom
    May 28, 2018

    If it helps at all, my almost 10 month old drinks a combination of pumped breastmilk and formula and she drinks 5-7 ounces in a bottle 5 times per day. She is starting to go back and forth on dropping a bottle now that she’s eating more solids and on days she drinks only 4 bottles she takes the full 7 ounces each time. It doesn’t matter if I give her breastmilk, formula, or a combination of both her ounces taken are about the same. Overall she drinks anywhere from 27-35 ounces per day.

  • Momof1
    May 31, 2018

    Hello :) my 10 month old is given four 7 oz bottles of formula per day plus 3 solid meals per day. He doesn’t always take the full bottle so he gets anywhere from 20-28 oz a day of formula.