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    Default How much should i express for a feed?

    How much is the average amount a three month old fully breast fed baby drinks?
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    I think it works out at about 150ml per kilo of body weight each 24 hours.
    So for a 7kg baby, 1050ml over the day, divided by the number of feeds. For 6 feeds it would be 175ml a feed.
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    At 9 weeks my DS2 is having 150ml 5-6feeds per day of EBM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindye View Post
    I think it works out at about 150ml per kilo of body weight each 24 hours.
    So for a 7kg baby, 1050ml over the day, divided by the number of feeds. For 6 feeds it would be 175ml a feed.
    HTH
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    But I'd also leave extra in case something happens with the first bottle - accidentally spilled, bub doesn't want it and then gets hungry later, etc, if your supply allows.

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    Default Thank you everyone!

    Thanks alot everyone!! xx

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    My LO was never keen on taking ebm, so storing it in smaller amounts (30ml or 50ml) meant that less was wasted if she didn't drink it.

    Worth it if you are not sure if your little one will take it.

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    Thanks for this thread. I was going to ask the same thing. I have 80ml in the freezer and I thought my dd might need 250ml for a feed, but as she has 7 - 8 feeds a day and is 6.5kg 80ml might be half a feed or more! Yeah! I've got a dentist appointment tomorrow morning and I'll be gone for nearly 2 hours, at least now I know that the 80ml in the freezer will be a help if I'm gone & she gets hungry


 

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