# How many oz of milk should a 9 month old drink?

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At this age, babies should have about 7 to 8 ounces of liquid per feeding. They usually cap out at 32 ounces of formula in a 24-hour period. “By 9 to 12 months, about half of your baby’s calories should come from food and the other half from breast milk or formula,” Dr. Muth says.

## How much milk should 9 month old drink?

It should total about 24 to 32 ounces in a 24-hour period. In other words, if baby has a bottle or sippy cup six times per day, they should each have about four to six ounces of formula in them.

## Do babies drink less milk at 9 months?

You may find that once you introduce solid foods into your little one’s diet, they naturally drink less milk. However, they should still be getting between 16-20 ounces of milk per day up to 9 months reducing to around 12 ounces from 12 months onwards.

## How often should a 9 month old have a bottle?

As you’re creating a schedule for your baby, keep in mind that at 9 and 10 months most babies need: Solid foods three times a day, plus about 24 to 32 ounces of breast milk or formula in a 24-hour period.

## How many 8 oz bottles should a 9 month old drink?

Formula Feeding Amounts by Age

Age # of feedings per day / 24 hours Average Bottle Size
8 months 4-5 6-8 ounces / 180-240 ml
9 months 4-5 6-8 ounces / 180-240 ml
10 months 3-5 6-8 ounces / 180-240 ml
11 months 2-4 6-8 ounces / 180-240 ml

## Why is my 9 month old refusing the bottle?

Sudden refusals to drink from a bottle at 9 months of age may indicate the onset of a health problem. Ear infections are common in infants, and refusing to drink from a bottle may indicate that an ear infection is present. Sucking from a bottle exercises the jaw muscles, which may cause related ear pain.

## How much food should a 9 month old eat?

Feeding guide for the first year (9 to 12 months)

Item 9 months
Breastfeeding or formula 3 to 5 feedings per day or 30 to 32 ounces per day
Dry infant cereal with iron 5 to 8tbs. any variety mixed with formula
Fruits 2 to 4 tbs., strained or soft mashed/2 times per day

## How do I get my 9 month old to drink more milk?

3 ways to get your weaning baby to have more milk

1. Leave a gap of two hours between a milk feed and a solid meal, rather than offering food closely followed by milk.
2. Mix in milk to your baby’s meals; thin purees with milk, create dishes with cheese sauce, introduce porridge and cereals in milk.

## Can I start my baby on whole milk at 10 months?

When should I introduce cow’s milk? You can introduce 3.25% homogenized whole cow’s milk at 9 to 12 months of age once your baby is eating a variety of iron rich foods at least twice a day. Offer cow’s milk in a regular cup (not a sippy cup). This will help your baby learn how to drink.

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## Why is my baby suddenly drinking less milk?

It’s absolutely normal for baby to drink less breast milk if she is eating a significant amount of solid foods. She’s simply beginning to move toward a more “grown up” diet. If you think it’s because she’s just too distracted to breastfeed, though, try moving feedings to a dark, quiet room.

## What should a 9 month old eat in a day?

Guidelines of food volumes

• Breastmilk or formula: 20-24 ounces / 24 hrs.
• Cereals: 4-12 tablespoons with breast milk or cereal / 24 hrs.
• Vegetables: 4-8 tablespoons/day.
• Fruits 4-8 tablespoons/day.
• Meat or meat substitute: 4-8 tablespoons/day.
• Crackers or cereal pieces: 2 servings/day.