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Baby Feeding Chart

The stomach of a newborn is roughly the size of a small marble. This means that in the beginning, babies need very little food to fill them up but more frequent feedings. As your baby grows, so does his or her ability to take in more food. By the end of the first week, a baby might be able to take in 10 times the amount of food that he or she did just seven days before.
 
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following chart for baby feeding schedules.
 
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

(Click Newborn Feeding Schedule for a more detailed baby feeding chart, information on how often you should be breastfeeding, and to find out what the ideal schedule is for a newborn.)
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