Is baby getting enough formula?

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Is baby getting enough formula?

Check out the ways you can tell if your baby is getting enough milk. Your midwife or Well Child nurse will also help you to recognise these signs, and make sure your baby is feeding effectively.

Is baby getting enough formula?

Is baby getting enough formula: Video transcript

Ways you can tell if your baby is getting enough milk include:

  • growth and weight - your baby's Well Child Tamariki Ora Health Record includes graphs with your baby's weight and growth
  • lots of wet nappies
  • pooing every day

Remember, your baby does not need to finish the whole bottle of formula each time.

A crying baby is not always a hungry baby - there are other reasons for crying.

Your midwife or Well Child nurse will help you to recognise these signs, and make sure your baby is feeding effectively.

Your baby will need to feed regularly at night, so you may have to get up a few times a night to feed them. There is no difference in sleeping patterns between bottle-fed and breast-fed babies.

This page last reviewed 02 June 2013.
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