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How many ounces of breastmilk do you feed per day?

How many ounces do you feed your LO of breastmilk per day? My little guy will be 15 weeks on Friday and I wanted to compare...

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Asked by Munchkin09 at 10:37 AM on Feb. 17, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Via bottle? I didn't really, but the general amount is 1-1.5 oz per hr. So, 24-36 oz in a 24 hr period. From the breast? On demand.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:39 AM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • sorry hun, no clue how much is actually coming out, there aren't lines for measuring on my boobs.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 AM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • LOL @ anon. You made me chuckle :)

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:44 AM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • when/ if i use the bottle, i.e. we're on the road to say, church, in the morning i keep 3-4 oz available. evening i keep about 5 oz available. in his growth spurts he generally eats 6 or more oz at a time. i always keep a couple fresh, daily squeezed 4 oz bottles in the fridge in case something were to happen to me.

    Answer by Marri357 at 10:47 AM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • Oh, Munchkin! I didn't even realize it was you asking the question.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:55 AM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • No idea as I breastfeed on demand. Though, when I have to work (I work part time) she will take between 6-12 ounces of my stash during a 3-4 hour window. She tends to overstuff with the bottle.

    Answer by amileegirl at 11:02 AM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • well most moms breastfeed thru their boobs. and well like anon said they dont come with lines. i exclusevely pump and ds would eat 28 -32 ounces a day

    Answer by piwife at 11:19 AM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • When I used to work I would send my son with 16 ounces for 8 hours.

    I don't know how many ounces he eats now because he doesn't have a bottle very often now but when I do pump I usually do a 3-4 ounce bottle for him.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 AM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • I don't know because my breasts don't have a "milk meter" ;-)

    But, I can tell you this: 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 3:07 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

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