Baby feeding at 1 month: bottle doses

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When you become a parent it is sometimes a little difficult to take your marks for baby feeding. At birth and at one month, whether you have chosen to breastfeed or bottle-feed, milk is the best choice. only power source of the baby. How to choose it, how much to give… We take stock.

How many bottles per day at birth: how much baby milk?

What is the golden rule to keep in mind amid all these fundamental changes in your life? Your baby is unique, and it is better adapt to your eating rhythm than to fall into the averages at all costs! However, the latter remain good benchmarks. On average, a baby weighs around 3 kg at birth, he will needten feeds or bottles per day, from 50 to 60 ml, or 6 to 8 bottles, 90 ml.

The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding of infants up to 6 months. But, when one cannot, or one does not want to breastfeed, it is possible to turn to infant milks, also called “infant formulas”. These can be used up to 1 months, when you can switch to 6nd age milk.

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Good to know: your baby absolutely needs bottles with milk adapted to its age, enriched with essential fatty acids, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and whose composition meets very strict European regulations. The milks that we consume as adults, of animal or plant origin, are not at all adapted to the baby’s needs and can be very dangerous for his health.

Breastfeeding or breast milk: how many ml of milk does a baby drink at 1, 2 or 3 weeks?

For the first few weeks, the amount of milk the baby will drink is very personal and variable. In addition to the differences between each baby, which can be misleading if they already have an older brother or older sister who did not have the same appetite as them, your newborn can also change your eating pattern from one day to the next! The first weeks and the first months therefore require great adaptability on your part.

On average, it is estimated that a baby needs 500 ml minimum to 800 ml of milk.

Meal: How many bottles per day should a 1 month old baby drink?

When we talk about meals before 4 – 6 months, it means only feedings or bottles. Indeed, it is for the moment the only power source baby. The first month, we continue as at birth: we are attentive to the baby’s needs, to his small daily changes, and we try to give him ten feedings or bottles each day, 50 to 60 ml each, or between 6 and 8 months, of 90ml.

When eats an infant: how to space the bottles?

The first two weeks, early childhood professionals recommend feed baby when awake, or just when he wakes up and before he asks for it. Indeed, if baby is already crying, it is often that he is about to go back to sleep, the first phase of sleep being very agitated.

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From three weeks, we can try to feed our child according to his request : we wait for him to ask for his bottle or his breastfeed, rather than systematically giving him when he wakes up.

Note that infant milk is digested less well on average than breast milk. A baby who is not breastfed should therefore ask bottles more spaced only feedings. On average, this will be about every 2-3 hours. For breastfeeding, the duration of feedings and their number during a day are very variable.

Doses of milk: when to switch to a 120 ml bottle of milk?

On average, it is the end of the first month of the child that he will claim larger amounts each time. We can then switch to a 120 ml bottle. For bottles of 150 to 210 ml on the other hand, you have to wait a little longer!

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