12-month-old Babies Still Often Ask For Formula Milk At Night?
At noon, my son on the 11th will be 1 year old and he drinks formula milk. During the day he rarely wants to drink milk, but at night he can drink 4-6 x milk. or should I stop the habit of drinking milk at night? Thank you
Hello, Ms. Nilla Arvianita. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com.
The amount and frequency of infant feeding depends on the individual needs of each baby. Based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in general, in infants who receive formula milk for an indication, newborns up to 2 months of age need 8-12 times formula feeding within 24 hours. Entering the age of 2-6 months, the gap between giving milk is longer (about 3-4 hours) so that formula milk is 6-8 times in 24 hours. After entering the age of 6-12 months, giving formula milk usually becomes 5-6 times in 24 hours.
In giving formula milk, the mother can identify the signs of a child's hunger to find out the right time to give. At the age of 6-24 months, signs of a child's hunger include:
Pointing or trying to reach for food Open your mouth when offered a spoon or food Excited when looking at food Showing hand gestures or saying you want food to let you know that you are hungry Don't hesitate to consult a pediatrician if you still have questions about feeding your child. To enrich insight, mothers can read articles about the frequency of formula feeding in children.
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