How Much Formula To Feed Baby Calculator

How Much Formula To Feed Baby Calculator

This calculator will provide the amount of ounces or ml of formula a baby should receive per feeding based on weight.    A formula feeding chart is also available to provide general recommendations.

How Much Formula To Feed A Baby

According to the American Association of Pediatrics, babies under 6 months of age should receive 2 1/2 ounces (or 75ml) of formula for every pound of body weight per day.  These feeding guidelines can vary depending on each individual baby, so the AAP offers suggestions that let you know when a baby may need more or less.  Read more about that on their website Amount and Schedule of Formula Feedings

How do I calculate how much formula my baby needs?

Based on the AAP’s recommendation, you would multiply your baby’s weight in in pounds times 2.5 or by 75 for kilograms.   This will tell you how much your baby might drink for an entire day.  For a six and one half pound baby, the formula would be 6.5 X 2.5.  This equals 16.25 ounces.

Age50th percentile (boys)50th percentile weight (girls)
Birth7.8 lbs. (3.5 kg)7.5 lbs. (3.4 kg)
0.5 months8.8 lbs. (4.0 kg)8.4 lbs. (3.8 kg)
1.5 months10.8 lbs. (4.9 kg)9.9 lbs. (4.5 kg)
2.5 months12.6 lbs. (5.7 kg)11.5 lbs. (5.2 kg)
3.5 months14.1 lbs. (6.4 kg)13 lbs. (5.9 kg)
4.5 months15.4 lbs. (7.0 kg)14.1 lbs. (6.4 kg)
5.5 months16.8 lbs. (7.6 kg)15.4 lbs. (7.0 kg)
6.5 months18 lbs. (8.2 kg)16.5 lbs. (7.5 kg)

Formula Feeding Schedule

The AAP recommends that babies receive no more than 32 ounces per day and that you consult the advice of your pediatrician.

Birth to 1 Week6 to 102 to 3
1 Week to 1 Month7 to 82 to 4
1 to 3 Months5 to 64 to 5
3 – 6 Months4 to 56 to 7
6 to 9 Months3 to 47 to 8
9 -12 Months37 to 8

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