Parents can use a formula feeding chart as a guide to ensure that their children are getting the nutrients required for proper growth. A feeding chart also is beneficial to make sure that a baby eats enough throughout a 24-hour period. For the first few weeks after birth, an infant may have two to three ounces of formula every three to four hours, notes HealthyChildren.org.Continue Reading
At one month of age, a child can have up to four ounces of formula about six to eight times within a 24-hour period, states HopkinsMedicine.org. The number of ounces of formula increases with each ensuing month. By five months, a child may drink up to a maximum of seven ounces about six times in a 24-hour period. An infant should not have more than 42 ounces of milk within a 24-hour period, as noted by HealthyChildren.org.
By following a formula chart, parents can ensure that a child is getting enough vitamin D needed for strong bones. At about four months, an infant may begin to have some solid foods such as prepared rice cereal. However, a child should not have cow's milk until he is about one year old, states Johns Hopkins Medicine. Similarly, a small amount of 100 percent fruit juice can be added to the diet when the child is about six months old.Learn more about Babies & Toddlers