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    Default expressed milk

    At 3 1/2 months, how much breastmilk at each feeding should my son be having? Also how often should he be eating? I think he is eating less frequently now and bigger feeds. I just want to make sure I know how much to leave in each bottle and if he isn't overeating.

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    Default Re: expressed milk

    Most babies that age take about 2-3 ounces per feeding every 2-3 hours. The general rule is 1-1.5 ounces for every hour. I left 2-3 ounce bottles with a few 1-2 ounce bottles for topping off if needed.
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    Default Re: expressed milk

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*still.here View Post
    Most babies that age take about 2-3 ounces per feeding every 2-3 hours. The general rule is 1-1.5 ounces for every hour. I left 2-3 ounce bottles with a few 1-2 ounce bottles for topping off if needed.
    and that amount really shouldn't change as baby get's older at least it shouldn't really increase permanently, all babies have growth spurts where they might nurse/drink more through a few days but the daily intake should not increase as it does with formula. rather the composition of the breast milk changes to provide the extra nutrients.

    if anything it should start to decrease as baby eats more solids after 9,10,11 months or so....
    Autumn
    Moma to *Silas* 10-30-07

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