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Thread: How much does baby get in a swallow?

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    Default How much does baby get in a swallow?

    Okay, I've always wanted to know, how much is generally swallowed by an infant when they bfeed? I try to guess how many ozs. my 4 m.o. is getting each session but I don't know the avg. amt. they consume. Anyone know? I can't find info anywhere so maybe it's a mystery

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    Default Re: How much does baby get in a swallow?

    It's a mystery, I think. If you want to know how much your baby gets over the course of a feeding, you could try the weigh-feed-weigh approach, which is pretty accurate if you use a professional quality scale that is accurate to the 1/10th of an oz.
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    Default Re: How much does baby get in a swallow?

    It is def. a mystery. I am doing pre-post weighing on my twins right now and sometimes they swallow and swallow and still barely get anything. But then again, adults swallow saliva all the time too.
    Nursed my sweet daughter 3 years, 3 mos.

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