3 and half months baby, average, how many mls of expressed milk per feed?

Mona - posted on 07/27/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my baby started taking the bottle, but i dnt know how many mls of expressed milk i shld give him... he doesnt mind anything and am afraid of under or over feeding... i knoe he being content and gaining steady weight is the mark... but knowing the average is a plus.... TIA

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Celeste - posted on 07/28/2012

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At the breast, no you can't overfeed him. You can never nurse too much but you can nurse too little. It's better to nurse him on cue. If HE'S going 4 hours, that's fine as long as he's getting plenty of diapers.

But, at the bottle, yes, you can overfeed. Check out that kellymom link I posted. There's a calculator about how much in a bottle he will need. I'm not sure about the 4 hour thing since I didn't regularly feed my kids a bottle.

Mona - posted on 07/28/2012

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hellooo... am putting him on both bottle and breast... he waits peacefully for around 3 and half hrs... whenever he needs i give him that's a base...but i dnt want to over feed him and that's possible coz he never says no to food :D anyhow 4 hrs from teh start of the previous feed is not 2 much... do u think so??

Celeste - posted on 07/27/2012

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Are you putting baby breast at all or are you pumping? You don't want more than about 1.25 oz per hour you're gone which is about 3 oz or so. This is to preserve the breastfeedong relationship.

Please read this link
http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumpi...

Also, are you scheduling times at the breast? If so, not a good idea. Supply works on supply and demand. By scheduling feedings at the breast, you're not giving your breasts the stimulation it needs to make milk. 4 hours is too long between nursings

Mona - posted on 07/27/2012

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thank you... he gets around this and he's gaining enough wight... but i just switched him from 3 hrs schedule to 4 hrs and he's fine but stay on my breast for the same time he used to when i was feeding him on 3 hrs basis. still didn't get track of weight gain coz i started that a week ago... hopefully am doing the right thing... thnx again...

Lauren - posted on 07/27/2012

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It's pretty much up to him,it is hard to know because with breastfeeding you don't know how much milk your baby is actually getting. Usually a 3-4 month old baby would drink about 4-6 ounces every 2-4 hours. It really depends on what works for you and your baby. I would try doing a 4 ounce bottle and then wait and see if he fusses for more, if he does give him 2 more. And then see how long he wants to wait for another bottle. Let him make his own schedule!

Hope that Helps
-Lauren!

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