How much milk will a baby drink as they grow older (4 months and older)?

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My daughter is 4 months old and is currently drinking up to 5 oz per bottle of breast milk. Has her appetite grows will the need for more milk grow? My older son was on formula and was at 8 oz per bottle by one year. Will this be the same for breastmilk? I was told that the consistancy of my milk will change as my baby grows, so they may not drink up to 8 oz a bottle. Is this true? (I know of one other mother who's children (all 3) did not drink more than 4 oz a bottle all the way up to one year.) Also, how many hours does a child this age and older go between feedings? All info that I find are for newborns. Thank you in advance!!!


Jennifer - posted on 10/20/2010




yes, as your baby grows your milk changes to best suit their needs. my son is 11 months old and i've noticed my milk is much creamier than when he was a little babe. he's been drinking 6 oz bottles of breastmilk consistently since he was around 5 or 6 months old

as far as time span between feedings, that really depends on the baby. i don't think there is "normal." babies make their own normal.

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