Impact of bottle size on formula consumption

June 1, 2016

Do you really want to supersize that baby? Bottle size is significantly associated with the volume of formula an infant consumes.

Do you really want to supersize that baby? Bottle size is significantly associated with the volume of formula an infant consumes, according to a study—conducted via parental questionnaire--in 378 2-month-old infants who were exclusively formula-fed. Infants who were fed with bottles with a capacity of 6 ounces or more consumed about 4 ounces more formula each day than infants fed using bottles that were smaller than 6 ounces (33.3 oz vs 29.8 oz, respectively)—a daily 80-kcal difference (Wood CT, et al. Acad Pediatr. 2016;16[3]:254-259). 

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Ms Freedman is a freelance medical editor and writer in New Jersey. She has nothing to disclose in regard to affiliations with or financial interests in any organizations that may have an interest in any part of this article.