How Many Ounces Of Expressed Milk Should An Infant Receive

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madison - March 31

i cant find this information anywhere and its the weekend so cant call my dr so i was wondering if anyone on here knows. how many ounces of expressed milk would my baby need at each feeding, she is just 2 weeks old, 6 lbs.


Tammy276 - March 31

every baby is different so it is really hard to say. My LO just turned 2 weeks on wednesday. The first week or so she was drinking about 2 she is going through a growth spurt and is drinking 3 - 4 oz. at a feeding. I pumped today when it was time for a feeding to see how much she was actually getting from me and it was 3 she wanted more after that so I gave her an ounce of LO was 7lbs 4 oz. at birth. When I am giving her expressed b___st milk, I make 2 oz. at a time so it doesn't go to waste. If she wants more, then I make another 2 oz...once I know she is taking 3 - 4 oz. all the time, I will make 4 oz. at a time.


kellens mom - March 31

I would guess maybe 1 to 2 ounces. If you notice a lot of spit up, then you may be giving too much or not burping enough during the feeding. I think dd started drinking closer to 2.5 to 3 ounces when she was 5-6 weeks. I will say that our dd ate every 2.5 hrs when she was that little. If your does not eat that often, then she may eat more each meal. I do know that bf babies tend to drink less then formula fed babies - as a general rule.


Cevvin - April 1

my dd is 2 weeks and eating 4-5oz. every 3-5 hours we have to stop after each ounce to burp but she seems satisfied after and then hungry so im not forcing it down her :)


EricaLynn - April 1

You can give as much ebm as she around 2 weeks my dd could take 4oz and apx 4weeks she could take 6. But she was 9 lbs at birth.


candaceann1 - April 1

my baby is 6 days old and drinks 2 oz of milk (thats all I express) per feeding. If he is still hungry I supplement formula.


DB - April 1

my dd is 8.5 weeks old and only takes 4.5-5.5 oz now...When she first got a bottle of ebm when she was about 3 weeks old she was drinking about 3oz at a time.



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