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Does anyone know how to calulate how much expressed milk babies should
no i dont but when i first had jaz i was told to go on the 60ml feeds at a time when breat feeding i could never tell she had to much till it was to late an we were covered
This is quote from the BabyLove book by Robin Barker:
A rough guide is 150mls per kilo of body weight for each 24 hr period when babies are under 3 months. This may be anything from 60 - 240mls depending on your baby's age & size. when it's for an occassional bottle - a rough estimate is fine.
Eg: 0-4 weeks, 60-120mls
4-8 weeks, 120 - 150mls
8-12 weeks, 150-240mls
I think this means per feed?? I know I have expressed 100mls and given to my 7 week old and she wolfed it down NO problem and still wanted more and fed for another 15 mins on the boob.....?!! So I assume she needed about 150mls easily to fill her up. She's not a huge bub - about 4.5kgs now or or a bit more.
After this the book says to go to the section on bottle feeding for more info.
Hope this helps.
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