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Posted by: Peanut | 2007/08/10

Q.

3 week old baby

Hi. My babygirl turned 3 weeks yesterday. She eat very well at the moment - 120 ml every 4 hours. She was 3.2kg at birth and now weighs 3.9kg. I am scared to give her too much formula (Nan HA), but she still looks hungry sometimes after she finished her 120 ml. What is the right amount of formula to give at this age? Thanks a lot!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby's weight is excellent and she is getting enough milk at each feed.She needs 120 to 140ml per kilogram per day, so her requirement at this weight is about 560ml per day.

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