Re: When to increase amount of formula
my ds number 2 is now 9 days old. He eats between 1.5 oz to 3.5 oz at each feeding, it varies. Just feed your baby until he/she doesn't seem interested anymore. BF babies will eat less, more often, formula fed babies tend to eat more less often. It will all depend on your baby and their needs. I don't even really time the closeness of Ethan's feedings, I just feed him when he is hungry, unless it is approaching 5 hours. The ped. at the hospital said that newborns should never go more than 5 hours without eating because their glucose levels drop and they could develp hypoglycemia. So, good luck, my first DS only ate formula and he gained about an oz a week in his feedings for the first month or so, then he tapered off. Congratz on your new baby!