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Old 05-30-2012, 07:29 PM   #11
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Wow, I didn't know that! It's not unusual for LO to nurse twice in 4 hrs when I'm home, so I just thought he gets about 5oz each time at the breast too. We'll try to give less tomorrow and see how that goes. Thanks!
A baby takes in about an ounce per hour. Maybe 1.5. Check out kellymom.com for a milk calculator.

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Re: How much milk to thaw?

Went to kellymom, looked it up. Great info, thanks. Looks like my LO is on the high end of the range, or at least *was* yesterday. :-)
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Went to kellymom, looked it up. Great info, thanks. Looks like my LO is on the high end of the range, or at least *was* yesterday. :-)
Great site. Remember needs do NOT increase with age.
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Remember needs do NOT increase with age.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:34 AM   #15
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Actually imo he was grossly overfed. That's a massive amount of milk for a breastfed baby. Especially in the time frame given. The tummy is the size of the child fist. Imagine how grossly stretched it would have to become to accommodate that milk? And if done consistently then, baby 'needs' that amount to be full. Much like overeaters train their stomach to tolerate extreme stretching.

Bottles shouldn't exceed 4 ounces. And I would suggest other means of comforting than just feeding. The bottle force feeds. Literally forcing milk down the throat with each suck. It's important to stop feeding and try other means of soothing. Swaddling, rocking, pacifier, ect. At that rate, your milk supply most likely will not, and can not meet the demand as it is not a normal demand that he would have made at the breast. If you have over supply, you might sustain, but most likely not.

You and your care provider should spend time on kellymom.com to research bottle feeding. Breastfed babies rarely consume 10 ounces in 8-10 HOURS.
I totally agree with this. I don't think he was hungrier that day. I think he wanted more comforting. That's a lot of milk in 3.5 hrs. Definitely check out kellymom. That site has been a lifesaver for me.

ETA: My one year old has 4 4 oz bottles from 7:30 to 5:00, and it has been the same more or less since he began daycare.

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