Baby Feeding Chart for Year One

Baby Feeding Chart*: For Year One

It would be great if your baby came with a customized guide that helped you know exactly how much to feed them and when each and every day of their first year. The truth is, the amount your baby eats will vary as they grow. And although there is no customized guide, a baby feeding chart can help cut down on the guesswork.

Feeding Recommendations

  • The following chart represents feeding guidelines based on WHO Growth Standards, the Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual and input from Bobbie’s team of medical advisors.
  • 👉🏻 Note: To prepare Bobbie formula, add one unpacked, level scoop of powder for every 2 fl. oz. of warm water (100ºF). Always add water first, then powder, and shake to mix thoroughly. Keep in mind every baby is unique. If you have concerns, talk to your pediatrician.
Baby’s AgeDaily VolumeApproximate Feeding FrequencyMonthly Bundle Size (Fully Formula)Monthly Bundle Size (Combo Feeding)
1-4 weeks (Newborn) 6-10  (3 fl. oz)  bottles Every 2 to 3 hours or according to baby’s hunger cues 8 cans 4 cans
1 month 7-8  (4 fl. oz) bottles Every 2 to 3 hours or according to baby’s hunger cues 8 cans 4 cans
2 months 5-6  (5 fl. oz) bottles Every 3-4 hours 8 cans 4 cans
3 months 5-6  (7 fl. oz)  bottles Every 4 hours 10 cans 8 cans
4 months 5-6  (7 fl. oz)  bottles Every 4 to 5 hours 10 cans 8 cans
5 months 5-6  (7 fl. oz)  bottles Every 4 to 6 hours 10 cans 8 cans
6 months 4-5  (8 fl. oz) bottles Every 4 to 6 hours 10 cans 8 cans
7 to 12 months 3-4  (8 fl. oz)  bottles Every 4 to 6 hours 8 cans 4 cans

Baby’s AgeDaily VolumeMonthly Bundle Size (Combo Feeding)
1-4 weeks (Newborn) 6-10  (3 fl. oz)  bottles 4 cans
1 month 7-8  (4 fl. oz) bottles 4 cans
2 months 5-6  (5 fl. oz) bottles 4 cans
3 months 5-6  (7 fl. oz)  bottles 8 cans
4 months 5-6  (7 fl. oz)  bottles 8 cans
5 months 5-6  (7 fl. oz)  bottles 8 cans
6 months 4-5  (8 fl. oz) bottles 8 cans
7 to 12 months 3-4  (8 fl. oz)  bottles 4 cans

*These feeding recommendations were developed by Bobbie’s team of Medical Advisors, including Pediatricians and Registered Dietitians. Sources: WHO growth standard charts & The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual. These recommendations are based on normal growth patterns for healthy term infants and are provided as general guidance. Always consult your infant’s healthcare provider to ensure their unique needs are being met.

How Much Formula Should I Feed My Baby?

In general, most babies will drink between 2-3 ounces of formula per pound of body weight each day from 1-6 months. As solids are introduced, the amount of formula they consume may start to decrease. Here is a rough guide to how much formula your baby may need per day:

Feeding Guide
Newborn Babies

During the first few weeks of life, newborn babies usually eat about 8 to 12 times a day. This means they may need a feeding every 2 to 3 hours. We advise consulting with your baby’s doctor about recommendations that are specific to your child. Generally, however, you can follow your baby’s hunger cues.

One way to tell if your baby is getting enough formula or breastmilk is by watching for signs of hunger, such as rooting or sucking on their lips, opening their mouth or moving their head from side to side.

Babies 2 to 4 Months Old

Most babies weigh eleven to twelve pounds between months two and three, so you can expect an increased appetite in babies of this age group. As they reach four months of age and older, you may notice a slight (but normal) decrease in the number of meals your baby eats— however, they also tend to eat slightly more per meal.

Babies 5 Months and Older

Babies who are five months old also eat fewer overall meals but greater quantities of formula or breastmilk per meal. By six months, many parents begin to incorporate solid foods into their baby’s diet. The more solid food your little one enjoys, the less formula they will require.

Formula-Fed Baby Poop, Spit Up and Gas

A newborn’s poop can vary in frequency and consistency, so don’t be alarmed if your baby doesn’t poop every day or if their poop is a different color than what you’re used to seeing. Below, we’ll break down what you should expect from your baby as they move through different age groups.

While gas and spit-up are normal for babies, regardless of their diet, there are ways to ease a gassy baby’s discomfort and reduce the likelihood of spitting up.

For example, things like burping your baby after feedings and paced bottle feeding can help with gas, while propping them up during feedings may help reduce spit up. If you have concerns about either of these issues, please talk to your pediatrician.

My baby is:

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Spit Up

Most newborns will spit up during burping with a feed.


Digestive system is still forming; spit up after and in between feeds is normal.

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The Universal Feeding Freakouts

All parents have them. That’s normal, too.

  • “My baby spits up after a bottle.”

    Most babies spit up! If your baby goes from boob to bottle, avoid overfeeding to prevent extra spit ups.

  • “My baby has acne.”

    It's not just moms, newborns are going through hormonal changes too!

  • “My baby hasn’t pooped.”

    Babies can have a wide range of pooping schedules- from multiple times a day to every few days- all can be normal!

  • “My baby is crying after eating.”

    Most common issue is gas. Infants should be burped twice during a feed.

Maternal instinct is the most important.
When you feel something is not normal, ask a Pediatrician.

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