Bottle Feeding TIps
Bottle Feeding Tips
Bottle Up author Suzanne Barston provides some insightful bottle feeding tips. Parents are often very unsure about the amount and frequency of what they should be feeding their baby. The general rule of thumb is to feed 2.5 ounces of formula for every pound of your baby’s body weight. Since babies’ appetites can vary, the best thing is to feed based on hunger cues, similar to breastfeeding.
- A lot of formula-fed parents are very confused on the amount and frequency of what they should be feeding their baby, and this is because there's really no good information out there. But, on the other hand, I personally do not believe that we should be treating formula-fed babies that differently from breast-fed babies. And when I say that, I mean that we should be feeding based on hunger cues and not on what a chart tells us to be feeding. There are some basic guidelines, so for example, they say 2.5 ounces of formula approximately for every pound of body weight. So if you have a 10 pound baby, that means about 25 ounces of ... Read more