How Much Milk Should My Baby Be Getting?

Hello Mamas! Are you confused as to how much feeds you are suppose to be giving your baby? Well, you have come to the right place. I am going to help you figure out how to be certain about how much your baby should be getting.

This is crucial to the health of your little star. Too much or too little can cause health problems.

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There’s no need to rush into giving your baby extracted milk if she’s healthy and breastfeeding is going well. You’ll be working together for the first four weeks to start and build your breast milk supply while she learns to breastfeed well.

While there is scant evidence,1 it is suggested that introducing bottles excessively during this critical first month could disrupt these processes.
If your baby is having trouble latching or sucking for any reason, consider expressing milk as soon as possible after birth.

So let’s begin….

How often should I feed my baby pumped breast milk?

Many mothers want to be sure that they are giving their babies the right amount of breast milk. I know I wanted to. In exclusively breastfed babies, milk intake increases quickly during the first few weeks of life, then stays about the same between one and six months (though it likely increases short term during growth spurts).

Current breastfeeding research does not indicate that breastmilk intake changes with baby’s age or weight between one and six months. After six months, breastmilk intake will continue at this same level until — sometime after six months, depending in baby’s intake from other foods — baby’s milk intake begins to decrease gradually.

Between the ages of one month and six months, exclusively breastfed babies consume an average of 25 ounces (750 mL) of milk each day, according to study. Varied babies consume different quantities of milk; a typical daily milk intake ranges from 19 to 30 ounces (570-900 mL per day).
This information can be used to estimate the amount of milk a baby will require at each feeding:

Calculate the number of times a day that an infant nurses (24 hours).
After that, divide 25 ounces by the number of nursings.
This offers you a rough estimate of how much expressed milk your exclusively breastfed baby will require in a single feeding.

How much pumped milk should I feed my baby ?

Is your infant consuming too much or not enough expressed milk?
Keep in mind that the amount of milk consumed by a baby at each feeding will vary, just as the amount of food and drink consumed by an adult would change during the day. At each feeding, the amount of milk consumed by the baby is unlikely to be the same. Rather than encouraging baby to finish the bottle, pay attention to his or her indications. Here is a link for your essential breastfeeding supplies

Consider the potential that your baby is receiving too much milk while you are away if he or she is taking significantly more than the recommended amounts. Overfeeding can be caused by a number of factors.
Bottles with a high rate of flow -Always use the bottle nipple with the lowest flow rate that your baby can handle.

Bottle feeding is the major method of comforting the baby. When baby makes a sound, some well-intentioned caregivers feed him the bottle. I know you have probably heard or experienced this.

You can calculate the amount of milk your baby need using a calculator, then begin with that amount. If baby still seems hungry, have your caregiver check to see if he or she will calm with strolling, rocking, holding, or other activities before giving another ounce or two.


Sucking is necessary for babies. Sucking is a strong urge for babies, and it may be much stronger while mom is away (sucking is comforting to baby). When a baby wants to suck, he can limit the flow of milk at the breast and will only get a small amount of milk.

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What is a normal amount of pumped milk for my baby?

Mamas did you know :

Milk supply fluctuates during the day and over the course of weeks and months. As long as baby is permitted to nurse on cue, your milk supply should be sufficient to meet his or her needs. When pumping part-time or full-time, however, pumping output might become a problem due to a number of factors:
Because you can see how much milk you’re pumping, any drop in output is more noticeable and alarming, even if it’s a normal variation.
You usually need to pump x amount of milk for baby on a given day, and not pumping this amount can be pretty stressful.

Milk supply fluctuates during the day and over the course of weeks and months. As long as baby is permitted to nurse on cue, your milk supply should be sufficient to meet his or her needs. When pumping part-time or full-time, however, pumping output might become a problem due to a number of factors:
Because you can see how much milk you’re pumping, any drop in output is more noticeable and alarming, even if it’s a normal variation.
You usually need to pump x amount of milk for baby on a given day, and not pumping this amount can be pretty stressful.
Pumping does not maintain milk supply since no pump can take milk from the breast as effectively as a nursing infant can.

How much should I pump during each breastfeeding session?

It is typical for a mother who is breastfeeding full-time to be able to pump around 1/2 to 2 ounces total (for both breasts) per pumping session. Mothers who pump more milk per session may have an oversupply of milk, or may respond better than average to the pump, or may have been able to increase pump output with practice.

Many mothers think that they should be able to pump 4-8 ounces per pumping session, but even 4 ounces is a rather large pumping output for a mom who is breastfeeding full-time.

Can you overfeed a breastfed baby with expressed milk?

Absolutely no! every mother and baby is unique, and you and your baby will develop your own feeding routine together. During the first few weeks, your baby should be fed at least 8 times every 24 hours as a general suggestion.

Feeding your infant anytime either of you wishes is not a problem. You can’t overfeed a breastfed baby, and if you feed them whenever they’re hungry or need comfort, they won’t grow spoilt or demanding.

Bottom line

Knowing how to feed your baby is essential in ensuring that your baby gets the best care to grow and develop properly. Feeding on demand is important for both you and your baby. I encourage you to do the best you can. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to ask.

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Hello. My name is Marilyn Smith. I am a Health Specialist with specialized skills in Clinical Practical Nursing, and Midwife of thirty six years. I am also a certified Lactation and Grief Specialist. I am well qualified to assist in meeting your breastfeeding needs. Breastfeeding is indeed the best for your baby. Congratulations on making such a wonderful decision. Consider this your home as we learn about the joys and pains of pregnancy & breastfeeding

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