Just wondering how much expressed breast milk is enough for bubs? She is 7 weeks old and exclusively breast fed, I am trying to keep a supply of breast milk in the freezer for times when I need to go somewhere. When I express though I am only getting about 3oz (100ml). Will this be enough to give bub at a time?
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26-09-2013 06:28 #1
How Much Expressed Breast Milk?
26-09-2013 06:35 #2
100mls for a 7 week old should be enough.
You can work out the mls with bottle feed. .. as a rough Guide with the following formula.
Basically it's 150mls per kilo.
So you do weight x 150 =
Then you divide by how many feeds in a 24 hour period.
Eg bub weighs 4kg.
4 x 150 = 600
600 ÷ 6 feeds = 100mls. Per feed.
If there were 8 feeds it would 75mls.
As a minimum amount. Some bubs will take more. Id say 100mls is great for 7 weeks.
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26-09-2013 06:43 #3
What Tamtam said!
100ml is great by the way. I could only ever get about 40-50ml when expressing.
I also recommend freezing some smaller portions (20-50ml) too. These can be used as top-ups so there is less wastage of the liquid gold!
26-09-2013 06:52 #4
Oh wow it is? I was feeling disheartened that it wasn't enough!
Thanks for that Tamtam bubs was 4.1kg at last weeks check up so that works about right!
26-09-2013 06:56 #5
26-09-2013 06:57 #6
100ml is great!
I left my 5mth old overnight a few weeks go and I had 900ml!
She only ever took about 120 per feed so I had lots left! She was about 6.5kg.
26-09-2013 07:36 #7Junior Member
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100ml is fantastic! I have to pump repeatedly over two days to get that! A usual pump for me is 40 mls so don't be disheartened, because I'm jealous I recently left my 5mth overnight for the first time & had frozen the milk in 100ml lots, the 100ml was prefect for her, she drunk it happily but was content at the end.
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29-09-2013 20:31 #10
I totally agree with freezing smaller portions. Once you have defrosted it to room temperature its shelf life is not very long. I have stupidly frozen batches of about 150ml, some are more, and if bub doesn't take the whole bottle then some of it ends up down the sink. Boooo!
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