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Thread: How many ounces at 4 months?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    Default How many ounces at 4 months?

    My question pertains to the amount of breast milk my baby should be getting. I'm a working mom and pump at work 3 times 4 ounces each time. My DD is 4 months and although she is fine w/4 oz per feeding now, I'm really worried that when she's 5 months and beyond 4 ounces per feeding will simply not be enough for her. Will my milk supply go up on it's own or do I need to supplement with formula?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Default Re: How many ounces at 4 months?

    Here's a link that might help you: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkcalc.html

    It is from Kellymom.com, not an LLLI site.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Default Re: How many ounces at 4 months?

    It's totally possible that four ounces could be enough for your baby well beyond four months. It's amazing (but true!) that breastfed babies require less total ounces of breastmilk than formula fed babies need of formula. If you would like a resource on this information, please let me know.

    If your baby does need more milk, you can increase your pump output to match your baby's needs. One way is by adding another pumping session. Another way is by "power pumping" (10 min on, 10 min off for a total of 30 min pumping in one hour). Another option is implementing the techniques found in this video:


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