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24 Jan

Feeds
Good day Prof. Me again. :-D Can you perhaps guide me in the right direction as to how much my newborn needs to drink? He is currently 10 days old and drinks 60ml with each feed.. if I give him 90ml he vomits.. everytime. Is 60ml enough? I need a rough guideline as to how much they should be drinking in the first month? Can you advise? You have played a tremendous roll in me raising my kids, and I thank you for that. :) xx Regards
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childhood diseases
Paediatrician

25 Jan 2021

Thank you. You are very welcome. As you know it is recommended that your newborn baby should be fed whenever he appears to be hungry. On average a newborn baby will take feeds every 3 hours. In the first few weeks mix 60 to 90 ml of formula for your baby's feeds. So if your baby is taking 60 ml at 10 days that is fine. Often at about two weeks babies start taking more formula with each feed. Sometimes it takes a little longer than 2 weeks before babies start to take more formula. At about 2 months your baby will be taking 120- 150 ml at each feed and the frequency of his feeds will be every 4 hours or so. I hope that this is of help to you. 
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