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Old 04-13-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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I am wondering how much breast milk I should feed my son. He is 6 weeks and about 12 pounds. If he needs to drink from a bottle how many ounces should I pump to feed him at one setting? Tia

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Old 04-13-2012, 07:04 PM   #2
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Depending on how long between feeds. At 6 weeks I would say 2.5 oz. bf babies usually don't need more than 4 oz in a bottle ever. Usually it's about 1-1.5 oz each hour. So if your baby hasn't eatin in 3 hours it would be 3 oz bottle. Bf babies are easily over fed. Bf babies eat frequent and the composition of your milk changes with the babies needs.
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Never more than 4 ounces and one ounce per hour. I feed every two hours, 2.5 ounces. Every child of my own and daycare babies. From birth until weaning.
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Check the Breastmilk calculator at kellymom.com

It tells you exactly.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
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Re: How much bm

here you go mama
http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumping/milkcalc/
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