Overfeeding a Baby
British Columbia Specific Information
The amount of food each baby needs varies and it is recommended that you follow your baby’s hunger cues. The Average Feeding Amounts by Baby’s Weight table below shows the average amount your baby may take each feeding, and should only be used for reference purposes. Every baby is different, and may take more or less than the average amount. For more information on feeding your baby see HealthLinkBC File #69a Feeding Your Baby Formula: Before You Start, HealthLinkBC File #69b Feeding Your Baby Formula: Safely Making and Storing Formula, and HealthLinkBC File #70 Breastfeeding.
For information on infant nutrition, you may also call 8-1-1 to speak to a registered dietitian, Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or you can Email a HealthLinkBC Dietitian.
Current as of: September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator