How much formula and how often

It is important to specifically follow the instructions on the can when preparing a2 Platinum® Infant Formula

The Feeding Guide provided on each can of a2 Platinum® Premium Infant Formula, Follow-on Formula, and Toddler Milk Drink, is there to guide you on how much and how often to feed your baby. Different mixing ratios and scoops may be used for other infant formula products, so it is important to specifically follow the instructions on the can when preparing a2 Platinum® Infant Formula.

There is much individuality in how much each baby will drink and variation in the amount that the same baby will drink from day to day. The following is a guide to how much babies of different ages will need to drink and the frequency of consumption. It is important to always be guided by your baby and allow your baby to drink to satiation point, even if this means discarding any unused formula in the bottle. Unlike breastmilk which changes composition as baby grows, infant formula concentration remains constant so it is only the volume consumed which changes as baby grows.

It is important to prepare the infant formula with the right amount of powder and water, as per the instructions provided on the can.  This will help ensure your baby’s nutritional requirements are being met. If you add too much powder to your baby’s bottle your baby’s feed will be too concentrated. This can lead to constipation, causing your baby abdominal pain, bloating and discomfort when trying to do a poo. If you add too much water, your baby’s feeds will be too dilute and they will not receive enough nutrition to help them grow well.

Do not prepare formula with a different concentration to that which is prescribed on the can, unless under the specific guidance and instruction of a qualified health care professional such as your GP or paediatrician.

Guidelines aside, around 6 wet nappies daily, as well as a developmentally growing and thriving infant indicate that your baby is likely to be receiving enough infant formula.

a2 Platinum® Premium Infant Formula

 

Feeding guide

Age of Baby Cooled Boiled Water (mL) Level Scoops of Powder* Number of Feeds Per Day
0 – 4 days 50 1 5 – 6
5 days – 4 weeks 100 2 6 – 8
1 – 4 months 150 3 5 – 6
4 – 6 months 200 4 4 – 5
>6 months 200 4 3 – 4

*1 Level Scoop = 7.5g of powder

Note: 1 scoop of powder added to 50mL water yields approximately 56mL of formula. This feeding guide is a general guide ONLY. As every baby is different, your baby may need more or less formula. You should seek advice from your medical practitioner if you have concerns about your baby’s individual needs. Newborn babies may not drink full amount in first weeks. Discard any unfinished formula.

As babies grow the volume of infant formula required to meet their needs increases. Babies will also demand more in times of growth spurts. From five days to four weeks of age, feeding frequency is at its highest, with six to eight feeds daily.

a2 Platinum® Premium Follow-on Formula

 

Feeding guide

Age of Baby Cooled Boiled Water (mL) Level Scoops of Powder* Number of Feeds Per Day
6 – 9 months 250 5 3 – 4
9 – 12 months 200 4 3 – 4

*1 Level Scoop = 8.5g of powder

Note: 1 scoop of powder added to 50mL water yields approximately 56mL of formula. This feeding guide is a general guide ONLY. As every baby is different, your baby may need more or less formula. You should seek advice from your medical practitioner if you have concerns about your baby’s individual needs. Newborn babies may not drink full amount in first weeks. Discard any unfinished formula. Place greater reliance on solid foods in addition to formula for nutrition from 6 months.

At around six months, when complementary feeding (introduction of solids) is recommended, the amount of formula needed is slightly reduced, however, infant formula still provides the bulk of nutrition for baby until around 12 months

a2 Platinum® Premium Toddler Milk Drink

 

Serving guide

Age of Baby Cooled Boiled Water (mL) Level Scoops of Powder* Number of Feeds Per Day
1 – 3 years 100 2 2 – 4

*1 Level Scoop = 8.5g of powder

Note: 2 scoops of powder added to 100mL water yields approximately 114mL of formula.

After 12 months of age, toddler milk can be used to supplement the normal diet of an active toddler from 1 to 3 years, when their dietary intake may be inadequate. Small serves at spaced intervals allows your toddler to consume other foods in between and not fill up on toddler milk, whilst topping up their nutritional intake.

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