How many bottles

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  1. Little bean

    Little bean Well-Known Member

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    Hi all I'm struggling to get my lo to have 5 bottles. He's 18 weeks and this is what he takes..., 4oz - 8am
    6oz- 12am & a few spoons of food
    6oz - 4pm
    5oz- 7pm
    3oz- 10.30pm but sometimes won't take this bottle so he is only getting 21-24oz. How many oz does your lo take? Xx
     
  2. tabbi

    tabbi Well-Known Member

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    About 27oz hunni, i asked my HV about it and she said babies need at least 35oz a day but when i said he wasnt taking it she said leave baby longer before feeding and should take more milk hunni.
    As long as baby is gaining weight and healthy its ok, plus might be teething or having a growth spurt hunni x x x
     
  3. Little bean

    Little bean Well-Known Member

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    He goes to bed at 7.30pm and wakes at 7.30am so that only give me enough time to give him 4 bottles and then I wake lo at 10ish to try at get more down him. So if I make him go longer he won't even get that many bottles. He is healthy and gaining weight so I guess that's the main thing and he is teething but he's not been that fussed on his milk since birth. Xx
     
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    michelle35uk Well-Known Member

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    just out of interest how much milk did your lo take about 7 weeks as mine seems to me to not take half as much as what shes supposed to take
     
  5. Little bean

    Little bean Well-Known Member

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    I think about 4oz
     
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    michelle35uk Well-Known Member

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    yeah mine takes 3-4 oz,was that 3 or 4 hourly?
     
  7. Little bean

    Little bean Well-Known Member

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    lyndsey_28 Well-Known Member

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    my LO takes 6oz between 6-7am

    3oz with brekkie at 8-8.30

    6oz 4 n half hours after first

    dinner 12.30ish

    6oz 4 n half hours after 2nd bottle

    tea 5.30ish

    7oz bed time 7.30-8pm

    so he takes 28oz which is less than he used to take before weaning started but according to my doc this needs to be cut down further!!
     
  9. Loula

    Loula Well-Known Member

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    At the moment keira has

    7oz at between 4am-6am
    little porridge at 8ish
    7oz at 930am
    7oz at 1230
    7oz at 330
    snack like banana at 430is
    7oz at 530-6pm

    Not cutting down milk yet coz not sure how to x
     
  10. JessicaA

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    Do you know a reliable dispenser to make the amount of powder in advance?
     

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