Infant Formula Feeding Chart

For babies who are being fed infant formula, a standard feeding chart is available from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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 Used as a supplement when solid foods are introduced.


To calculate the amount of formula per feeding for your baby, divide the formula ounces per day by the number of feedings. You can also use 2½ ounces of formula for each pound of body weight as a total daily amount.
 
(Click Baby Formula Feeding to learn about other ways that you can estimate your baby's intake of infant formula and for information on whether bottle feeding is as nutritious as breastfeeding.)
 
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