Question by  wwhisnant (38)

How much should a baby be nursing at 4 months old?

My baby doesn't want to nurse much.


Answer by  Loyola (378)

A formula fed baby needs 26-32 ounces daily; but unless you pump breast milk, you can't measure it. The best indication that your baby is getting enough is weight gain averaging an ounce daily. An alert, happy baby who gains weight and has regular bowel movements may simply be able to fill up quickly because you produce plentiful milk.


Answer by  LauraLS (195)

Most 3-6 month old babies need enough breastmilk/formula to have at least 5 soaked diapers per day and gain 4-5 ounces of weight per week.


Answer by  trudie1962 (1022)

If you are nursing on demand (whenever baby wants), not supplementing with formula or solid food, check with your pediatrician about slowing of weight gain. If none - don't worry.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

I would not worry too much about it. If there is one thing babies will not usually do is starve themselves. Just keep offering it to him/her and if it becomes a problem take him/her to the doctor.

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