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Thread: How much BM to give in a bottle

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    Default How much BM to give in a bottle

    I am returning to work in 2 weeks. Thankfully I only work PT. I have been stashing 4 oz bags. I don't get a lot when I pump, but I try! I know that BF babies don't take as much as FF babies. On the rare occasion we give a bottle of EBM, we give 3-4 oz. (my little guy is 10 weeks). How much on average do BF babies take at a feeding? I heard from a LC that 2-5 oz. is average but wanted to check with you all. Thanks!!

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    Default Re: How much BM to give in a bottle

    I would think that four ounces would be good. A general rule of thumb is that your baby will need an ounce to an ounce and a half for every hour that they are away. Here is a really great link about how much expressed milk your baby will need.


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    Default Re: How much BM to give in a bottle

    Thanks, Laura!

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