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How many oz of breastmilk or formula should an 8 month old be getting?

I'm nursing, so I have no idea how much she gets, but I'm curious how much they *generally* drink at this age.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on May. 16, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Typically, it is recommended that they get 24-32oz. per day at this age. If your strictly nursing, she's probably getting enough as long as you nurse on demand. Many babies around that age will nurse around 5-7x per day, but all babies are different so you should go by your baby's cues.

    sarahmae3

    Answer by sarahmae3 at 3:25 PM on May. 16, 2009

  • AT 8 months with no solids a BF baby needs 24-30 oz daily, with solids it can be less...think 1-1.25 oz an hour no matter the age, your breastmilk gets better with time so amounts do not need to go up...heres a calculator
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkcalc.html

    Bm and formula are WAY different in amounts btw...and you should give smaller amounts more often when it comes to BM, its digested fast, formula generally takes longr to digest so they take more less often
    tabi_cat1023

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 3:47 PM on May. 16, 2009

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