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Your little one has arrived and is ready to explore their big new world. Every day brings exciting developments! Enfamil infant formula can support your baby’s development as they navigate their first year. Feed their tummy with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to promote growth, support their brain development, nourish their body, and help them move forward to all those incredible milestones ahead.
How much formula should you feed an infant?
Babies grow fast, so their feeding needs change quickly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following general guidelines for the first year:
First days: If your baby is exclusively formula feeding, offer them 1 to 2 fl oz of formula every two to three hours, or about eight to 12 times in 24 hours. Hunger cues like crying may also indicate your little one is ready for their next meal.
Through the first five months: As your baby’s belly grows, so will the time between feedings since they’ll be able to consume more at each feeding. By five months, babies eat about 6 to 7 fl oz once every three to four hours. You may have to gently wake your baby to feed.
Months six through twelve: Feed your baby when they show signs of hunger, which may be about five or six times in 24 hours. The need for formula will decrease as you begin introducing solid foods into their diet.
All babies are different and have unique needs. Have a conversation with your healthcare provider to discuss your baby’s feeding pattern.
What is the best infant formula?
With so many infant formula choices available, how do you choose the right one? Which are some key nutrients? Is organic infant formula important? While only you and your pediatrician can determine the best infant formula for your baby, there are some important nutrients to consider when comparing options. Look for the following:
- Brain-building DHA as experts recommend
- Vitamins D, C, E, and prebiotics for immune support
- DHA blended with arachidonic acid (ARA)
Does your baby have tummy troubles, allergies, or special dietary requirements? Consider formulations that target their particular needs, such as soy-based infant formula for those sensitive bellies.
Why Enfamil infant formula?
Healthcare professionals trust Enfamil. It’s the number one infant formula brand recommended by pediatricians, and the majority of birthing hospitals use Enfamil. When you choose Enfamil, you can feel confident that you’re making an excellent choice for your baby.
Our family of formulas has vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to support your baby’s growth and development during their first year and beyond. Here are just a few reasons why we’re so recommended:
- Our formulas give every baby the amount of DHA found in average breast milk.*
- Enfamil has global expert-recommended omega-3 DHA.†
- Enfamil® Enspire™ is a formula closest to breast milk that has lactoferrin, which is an important protein found in breast milk.
Let’s nourish their remarkable first year.
Your baby is beginning to take on the world. With Enfamil infant formula, you can have peace of mind that your little one is receiving the important nutrition they need during this amazing stage. Explore our formulas and join Enfamil Family Beginnings® for up to $400 in free gifts and to be eligible for free samples.
*Average level of DHA in worldwide breast milk is 0.32% ± 0.22% (mean ± standard deviation of total fatty acids) based on an analysis of 65 studies of 2,474 women.
†World Health Organization recommended amount of DHA is 0.2%-0.36% of total fatty acids. Enfamil has 0.32% of total fatty acids as DHA.