Errkal wrote:We just took the amount of milk she needed, divded by the number of feeds and made that many bottles up.
It got a little more complicated arount 4 / 5 months when we started introducing "real" food as we backed some of the bottles back as she was having food, now we are down to 3 bottles of cow milk one at breakfast, one at 3pm and one at bed time.
I wish my life was that easy, due to him being premature he has been so small, had really bad reflux and the amount we had to feed him has gone up and down including changing milk formula and also removing iron supplements and some other stuff we were given. It's been a bit of a ball ache . He's just under 10lbs and is only now just on 4oz but things are balancing out now. He still throws up a bit but most days its hardly any at all.
Also because of being premature and tiny we had to be extra careful with bacteria so sterilising happens a lot even now so every bottle is made just before a feed.