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My baby is 10 days old and he is about 3.5kg now.

Can I know how much formula milk he should consume? I do latch him before I feed him with formula
milk but unfortunately my supply is not able to meet his demand yet (first baby) and I have to top up with formula milk.

He is taking 60ml formula milk now but he still continues to demand more after he finished 60ml of formula milk + 25-30mins breastfeeding. Should I top up ?

Thank you.


Carol Ham

Asked by Carol Ham - Posted 6 months, 1 Day, 14 hours, 55 minutes ago.

Hi Carol

Firstly, Congratulations on your new bundle of joy.

We recommend breast feeding as much and as frequent, on demand.

It may take up to 2 weeks for your supply to be consistent and if you feel he isn’t satisfied, you can top up with formula. The amount depends on him, not you. If he didn’t have enough, he would either feed more often or for longer. The best way to know if he is having enough is when you go in for your monthly vaccine and well Baby checks to your doctor. His growth should be following his chart which would mean you are both doing fine.


Warm regards

Dr Sanjay Woodhull
Consultant Paediatrician

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