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Child not drinking formula milk or breastmilk. Worried

Hello Doctor, I am a mother of a baby girl of 12 weeks. Recently i rejoined my office and i started my baby giving formula milk. She is taking hardly 8-9 oz milk in period of 9 hr. In night generally she used to wake up 3 times and i used to breastfed but she continue breastfed not more than 10 min. I am bit worried wether my baby is getting enoguh nutritent and food or not?? Please suggest me
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

In general the rule of thumb is 150 to 200ml of milk per kg of weight per day. So if your daughter is 10 pounds- she will need 1500 ml to 2000ml per day , in 8 feeds this will be 6 to 8 ounces.
This is just a general guide, if a baby is gaining enough weight then it is okay.
If you are concerned, then you should consider taking her to your doctor for an assessment to determine if there is a reason for her reduced appetite.

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Answered: Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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