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Thread: how much expressed milk??

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    cleveland, ohio

    Default how much expressed milk??

    how much expressed milk does the average baby eat??? My little guy is 7wks. how many ounces should I put in the bottle? is the amount that I am pumping equivalent to the amount I should put in the bottle. I get quite a bit each time I pump....but it varies through out the day and day to day. (which I know is normal.) Should I put the average amount that I get in??? Thanks in advance for the help!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Default Re: how much expressed milk??

    Is this because you are going back to work? The general rule is 1-1.5 ounces per hour you are away. It is easy to feed a baby more than that from a bottle, so be careful about overfeeding.

    Err on the side of less milk per bottle, so you waste less. A couple ounces per bottle is plenty to start!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default Re: how much expressed milk??

    i mostly EBF and I started with 2 oz and when up about a 1/2 oz each month and plateaued at 4-4.5 oz and my 11 mo old still takes that! It doesnt keep going up like a formula bottle..the contents/nutrition changes over time in BM to meet the needs of the baby!

    -Wife to Joe 5-15-04
    -First time mom to Courtney Ann 8-12-07
    -Became a mom of 2: Brendan Joseph was born 01-08-09
    -Breastfed both of them for one whole year
    -Now a new mom of 3: Emily Theresa born 12-14-11
    -Breastfeeding again and hope to go the full year!

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