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sandel07 May 2nd, 2013 12:20 PM

how much??
 
I breast feed exclusively but have been pumping to freeze. We have given Ella a few bottles of breast milk just to get her use to a bottle. My question is how much are your babies taking at a feeding? I plan to continue breast feeding but want an idea of how much I should give her for a feeding when I am not able too? I am thinking about 4 oz, does that sound about right? She was born weighing 8lb 10 oz and I am sure she is getting near 10lbs.

utexas10 May 2nd, 2013 04:26 PM

Re: how much??
 
my doc said 1 oz per wk for the first 6 wks. So if the baby is 5 wks old it should be eating 5 ozs per feeding. I found the docs estimate to be accurate.

Athme May 2nd, 2013 08:22 PM

Re: how much??
 
Our pedi recommends 0.5 of an oz per pound of your baby. So if your baby is 10lb approx 5oz per feeding.

NNichollaa May 3rd, 2013 04:43 AM

Re: how much??
 
The lactation consultants I see gave me this formula: 2.5 x weight, then divide that by number of feedings a day to see how much to feed them.

Athme May 7th, 2013 04:04 PM

Re: how much??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NNichollaa (Post 27336255)
The lactation consultants I see gave me this formula: 2.5 x weight, then divide that by number of feedings a day to see how much to feed them.

That doesn't seem like much if you're giving an 8lb baby feedings every 3 hours, it's only 2.5 oz.


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