# You asked: How much milk should a 6lb baby drink?

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## How much milk should a baby drink by weight?

On average, your baby should take in about 2½ ounces (75 mL) of formula a day for every pound (453 g) of body weight.

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

How much milk do babies need?

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

## How many ounces should a baby drink chart?

How Much Formula Is Enough?

Age Amount per feeding Feeding frequency
Newborn 2 to 3 ounces Every 3 to 4 hours
1 month 4 ounces Every 4 hours
2 months 4 ounces 6 to 7 feedings/24 hours
4 months 4 to 6 ounces 5 feedings/24 hours

## How much milk should a 5 month?

At 5 months old, your baby may be taking four to six ounces of breast milk or formula at each feeding, or perhaps even more. She may need to eat more when she goes through a growth spurt, which can happen at any time; you may notice one when your baby turns about 6 months old.

## How much should 6 week old eat?

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Newborns up to 3 or 4 months old need 14 to 17 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period, usually waking every two to four hours to eat. Breastfed babies should eat as much as they want at this age, but a general rule of thumb is roughly 24 to 32 ounces of pumped breast milk or formula.

## Can you overfeed a newborn?

While it is certainly possible to overfeed a baby, most infant nutrition experts agree that it is fairly uncommon. As we noted earlier, babies are innately capable of self-regulating their intake; they eat when they’re hungry and stop when they’re full.

## How much milk should a baby have a day?

Try to give your child at least 350ml (12oz) of milk a day, or 2 servings of foods made from milk, such as cheese, yoghurt or fromage frais. Semi-skimmed milk can be introduced from the age of 2, provided your child is a good eater and growing well for their age.

## How many scoops of formula is 6 ounces?

Each scoop of powder adds about 0.2 fl oz to the amount of prepared formula, so the final volume yield is about 2.2 fl oz of formula. Add 3 UNPACKED level scoops of Enfamil Infant Formula to 6 fl oz of water. The final volume will be about 6 and ½ ounces.

## Can you overfeed a baby with formula?

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.

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