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How many ounces should a breastfed 4 month old drink in each feeding?

Currently, my 4 month old drinks 5 oz. for each feeding (when I pump and she is fed by bottle)...
Does this sound normal?

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Asked by KellyJC at 5:22 PM on May. 31, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yup long as babe is getting 6-8 wet diaps a day there is no need to worry.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 5:50 PM on May. 31, 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. It is easy for baby to get too much too quickly with a bottle when they are used to the breast. 5oz may be just right for your baby, but it may be helpful to read a little about "paced bottle feeding". Check out Bottle feeding methods that support breastfeeding


    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:36 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • Five ounces is a lot at a feeding, actually.

    Mine stayed at three all through year one.

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:22 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • the baby i take care of is only 3 months old and he eats 8 oz like 4-5x a day with 2 teaspoons of cerale in each bottle....yea i know he eats

    Answer by rainmommy at 8:11 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • I was a WOHM who pumped and when DH gave her bottles he made them 6 ounces at 4 months old because she would eat between 4-6 ounces. I have no idea what she ate while actually at the breast though!

    Answer by aeneva at 8:21 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • 1-1.25 oz an think if its been 2 hours then 2 oz or so if its been 3 hours about 3 oz or so, the MAX is 5 oz a feeding ever for a BF baby..think of 24-30 oz a day divided by the number of times she feeds/ 8 feedings a day is 3 oz a feeding....

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 8:53 PM on May. 31, 2009

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