Amount of Baby Formula by Age

The following is a chart that illustrates the amount of baby formula needed per day (by age).

Month
For a Baby Boy
For a Baby Girl
Feedings Per Day
 

Weight in lbs

Formula in ounces per day

Weight in lbs

Formula in ounces per day

 
Month 1
10
25
9
22½

Every 4 hours

Month 2
11½
28¾
11
27½

6 to 7 feedings a day

Month 3
13
32½
12
30

6 to 7 feedings a day

Month 4
15
37½
13½
33¾

6 feedings per day

Month 5
16
40
15
37½

5-6 feedings per day

Month 6
17½
43¾
16
40

5 feedings per day

One year
 
 
 
 

2-3 feedings per day (8 oz per feeding). Used as a supplement when solid foods are introduced.


In the first year of a baby's life, an infant goes through many diet changes. Their diets start out as complete liquid but then moves into a combination of solids and liquids. By the end of the first year, 50 percent of an infant's nutrition will come from complementary foods; the rest from breast milk or formula.
 
(Click Infant Feeding Schedule and Baby Formula Feeding for more information about the appropriate amount of baby formula to feed your child and to find out when you should introduce solid foods to your infant.)
 
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