Your little one has arrived and is ready to explore their big new world. Every day brings exciting developments! Enfamil infant formula can support your baby’s development as they navigate their first year. Feed their tummy with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to promote growth, support their brain development, nourish their body, and help them move forward to all those incredible milestones ahead.

How much formula should you feed an infant?
Babies grow fast, so their feeding needs change quickly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following general guidelines for the first year:

First days: If your baby is exclusively formula feeding, offer them 1 to 2 fl oz of formula every two to three hours, or about eight to 12 times in 24 hours. Hunger cues like crying may also indicate your little one is ready for their next meal.

Through the first five months: As your baby’s belly grows, so will the time between feedings since they’ll be able to consume more at each feeding. By five months, babies eat about 6 to 7 fl oz once every three to four hours. You may have to gently wake your baby to feed.

Months six through twelve: Feed your baby when they show signs of hunger, which may be about five or six times in 24 hours. The need for formula will decrease as you begin introducing solid foods into their diet.

All babies are different and have unique needs. Have a conversation with your healthcare provider to discuss your baby’s feeding pattern.