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How Often Should You Increase the Amount of Formula Your Baby Drinks?

Parents can increase the volume of formula based on their baby’s needs and weight, according to Dr. Ashanti Woods, a pediatrician at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. On average every three or four hours, babies should be consuming half their weight in ounces rather than pounds. So, a 10-pound baby would require 5 ounces of formula at each feeding, says Woods. “Be careful, though. Your 10-pound baby may not want 5 ounces at each feed, so let him drive the ‘how much milk is enough’ car.”

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