How much does your 5 or 6 week old eat?
I was just wondering how much other 5 & 6 week olds were eating at one feeding. I recently took my DS2 to my LC & weighed, nursed, then weighed him again. He took in 5 & 1/2 oz. He was 5 weeks & 5 days (he's 6 wks today) & weighed 13 lbs 6 oz. What's others' LOs eating?
Re: How much does your 5 or 6 week old eat?
Five ounces at one feeding would be on the high end of "normal". :) IIRC, you have experienced overproduction, so that could definitely account for some of the volume your baby is taking in per feeding. :D
The research tells us that exclusively breastfed babies take in an average of 25 oz (750 mL) per day between the ages of 1 month and 6 months. Different babies take in different amounts of milk; a typical range of milk intakes is 19-30 oz per day (570-900 mL per day.