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## How many ounces should a 17lb baby eat?

For formula-fed babies, there is no specific amount of formula that all babies should get each day. However, the AAP suggests that on average, your baby needs about **2 1/2 ounces of formula a day for every pound of body weight**.

## How much should a 16 lb 3 month old baby eat?

3-month-olds will generally drink **4 to 6 ounces of formula around every four hours**. That adds up to 24 to 36 ounces of formula in around six feedings total in a 24-hour period.

## How much should baby drink based on weight?

During the first 4 to 6 months, when your baby isn’t eating any solids, here’s a simple rule of thumb: Offer **2.5 ounces of formula per pound of body weight each day**, with a maximum of about 32 ounces daily. For example, if your baby weighs 6 pounds, you’ll give her about 15 ounces of formula in a 24-hour period.

## Can you overfeed a baby formula NHS?

**Do not add extra formula powder**. Using too much can make your baby constipated and may cause dehydration. If your baby is under 8 weeks old and has not done a poo for 2 to 3 days, talk to your midwife, health visitor or GP, particularly if your baby is gaining weight slowly.

## How many ounces should a 15 pound baby eat?

So if your baby weighs 15 pounds, as a rule of thumb, they will need to consume **30 to 37.5 ounces of formula or breast** milk per day. Still, it’s important to split that total over the course of the day based on when your baby is hungry.

## How do you know when to increase formula?

Look for at least **five or six wet diapers each day** to indicate that she is getting enough to eat. Fewer wet diapers may mean she needs more to eat. Increase feedings if your baby finishes a bottle faster than normal and still acts hungry when the formula or breast milk is gone.

## How do I calculate how much milk my baby needs?

**How much milk do babies need?**

- Estimate the number of times that baby nurses per day (24 hours).
- Then divide 25 oz by the number of nursings.
- This gives you a “ballpark” figure for the amount of expressed milk your exclusively breastfed baby will need at one feeding.

## How do you calculate how many oz a baby should drink?

To determine how many ounces per bottle, **divide the ounces needed in a 24-hour period by the number of feedings your baby takes during that time**. So, if your 12-pound baby needs 30 ounces a day and takes 6 bottles in a 24-hour period, then each bottle would need to be approximately 5 ounces.

## How many scoops is 3 oz of formula?

How many scoops of formula are 3 ounces? 1 scoop equals 2 oz for Similac, then **1.5 scoops** for 3 oz and 2.5 for 5 oz.