How Much Formula Does Baby Need Video Transcript

How Much Formula Does Baby Need Video Transcript

Video transcript for how much formula does baby need?

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Your baby's age, how much they weigh, the time of day, their activity level and their rate of growth can all affect your baby's formula needs. The formula tin will list general guidelines.

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Lactation consultant

Now she'll be keen to have that. Tip it up; tip it up so that the teat is full with milk at all times.

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Voice

Babies are usually fed on demand, so learn your baby's signals. For the first few days, your baby may finish the bottle.

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Most formula-fed newborns will need around 6-8 feeds in 24 hours for the first few weeks. Gradually increase the quantity, or size, of each feed during the day.

[Baby sounds]

When your baby is about 2 months old, there will probably be 3-4 hours between feeds. Your baby is getting enough formula if they're content and settled for a couple of hours after a feed,
they're gaining weight at a steady rate and they're having 6 or more very wet nappies every day.

This page last reviewed 23 July 2013.
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