Re: How much expressed milk should my 7 weeks old drink?
Wow, great advice from your pediatrician! 2.5 oz every 1.5 hours is a totally normal amount for a breastfed baby to drink, and a totally normal feeding frequency. I know it's tiring to feed every 90 minutes, but remember that infant tummies are tiny and breastmilk digests fast. If you increased your baby's bottles to 3 oz, there's a very good chance that she'd just spit up the last .5 oz and still be hungry 90 minutes later!
Are you nursing, or pumping and bottle feeding? If it's the latter, would you like help in getting your baby to the breast? It's generally a lot less challenging to nurse than to pump, in the long term.
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