Bottlefeeding Guide - 0 -12 months
Common Careline Queries.
One of our most common queries on the Careline is – how much milk should my baby be drinking from his or her bottle? While there is no hard and fast rule as every baby is different, we have put together a recommended bottle feeding guide from 0-12 months.
Every baby is different and the amount you feed your baby.
Every baby is different. The amount you feed your baby will vary depending on a number of factors including age, weight and appetite. It is normal for some babies to take more or less feeds than what’s recommended in our bottle feeding guide so don’t worry if it varies.
Bottle Feeding Guide
This Bottle Feeding Guide provides a guide to how often and how much you should feed your baby, relative to their age. If your baby is premature or has a low birth weight, their feeding requirements will be different. Your public health nurse or GP will be able to advise you if you are at all unsure.
It can be difficult, particularly initially to develop a feeding pattern. This is completely normal and particularly in the first few weeks it is best to feed on demand.
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Last reviewed: 26th May 2022
Questions about feeding and nutrition?
Our nutritionists and feeding advisors are always on hand to talk about feeding your baby. So if you have a question, just get in touch.
Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, you eat a varied, balanced diet. Combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breastmilk, and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. The social and financial implications of using an infant formula should be considered. Improper use of an infant formula or inappropriate foods or feeding methods may present a health hazard. If you use an infant formula, you should follow manufacturer’s instructions for use carefully – failure to follow the instructions may make your baby ill. Always consult your doctor, midwife or health visitor for advice about feeding your baby.