Milk Intake for 6 months and above
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|Mon, 01-11-2010 - 11:48am|
Recently I had my son's 6 month appt w/ his pedicatrician and the doc said LO needs to take 30-36 oz of milk over 5-6 feedimgs over the day. I am assuming that w/ a formula, this would be easy. Right now, he is completely on BM, but for a tiny amoutn of formula that is mixed w/ his cereal (i am not a HVP, while I am at work) and giving him three bottles of 4 oz each while I am gone itself is a big deal for me.
My question is whether the doc's recommendation of 30-36 oz is correct or not? I am panic striken w/ this and plan to exclusively pump for a week to see if his infact does take in so much (if not nursed in my presence at home). he gets solids, 2x a day, with the second solid, consisting of a tablespoon of rice cereal mized w/ milk, hjust before he sleeps. his first solid in the day consists of a sampler of a veggie/fruit plus a tablespoon of oats cereal mixed w/ milk.
I would like ot know how much a baby should drink to be gaining well? My LO is a very slow gainer and only now did he come on the wt chart (just at 5 percentile).