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anyone know approximately how many ounces of breastmilk (when pumping) a 5 or 6 week old baby should have in one feeding?

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Asked by KellyJC at 3:22 AM on Mar. 15, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I would only get about 31/2 oz of breastmilk when pumping. However, my 6 week old would also drink a 4oz bottle of formula during supplemental feedings.

    Answer by actress at 4:07 AM on Mar. 15, 2009

  • wow actress...and I thought my baby was hungry!! My daughter is in the 80th percentile, she is 7 weeks old, and she drinks 3-3 1/2 ounces every 3 hours or so...and I pump and feed exclusively so if you have any questions, feel free to ask!!

    Answer by kabbot01 at 9:40 AM on Mar. 15, 2009

  • **80th percentile for her weight

    Answer by kabbot01 at 9:40 AM on Mar. 15, 2009

  • According to La Leche League's Breastfeeding Answer Book, 3rd edition, on average most breastfed babies take between 2-4 ounces about 8-12 times per day, consuming about 28-32 ounces total per day. Even though breastfed babies grow at the same average rate as formula fed babies, they consume 25% fewer calories because their metabolism works so much more efficiently.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:27 PM on Mar. 15, 2009

  • Thanks everyone!!!! :) so helpful :) !!!

    Answer by KellyJC at 5:08 PM on Mar. 15, 2009

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