Formula Feeding Guidelines

(Daily Average Based on the Formula Feeding Guidelines from Similac Infant Formula)

This is a general guide to how many ounces of formula your baby should be getting in a 24 hour period based on their age. Many refluxers will do one of two things if their pain is not well managed:

1. They will tend to over-eat or “comfort eat” to sooth the burning and irritation in their throats.
2: They will not eat enough because of the pain associated with eating.

If left untreated long enough this can lead to an oral/bottle aversion. Notice that the numbers vary greatly for how many ounces your baby should be getting in a day, as it depends on your babies size, general appetite, etc. The number of feedings and amount per bottle may also vary depending on your babies size and appetite at each stage.

Age of infant Feedings/day Oz per bottle Average Total
0-2 weeks 6-10 2-3 12-30
3-4 weeks 6-8 3-4 18-32
1-2 months 5-6 4-5 20-30
2-3 months 5-6 5-6 25-36
3-4 months 4-5 6-7 24-35
4-7 months 4-5 7-8 28-40
7-9 months 3-4 7-8 21-32
9-12 months 3 7-8 21-24