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How much milk??

Posted by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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How much milk should be in each breast ?? I'm getting about 2oz out of each one every 2 hours .
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aamommy2011
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 9:26 AM

from a pump, thats a good amount. the pump doesnt get out everything, so you will most likely still have milk in your breast after pumping. the amount you pump out also changes right before and after a feeding

tabi_cat1023
by Group Admin -Tabitha on Nov. 26, 2011 at 10:18 AM

LOL theres no should amount and honestly your breasts are factories ot warehouses, they don't store milk they make milk, milk is made as its removed.

When you pump normal is 1/2 oz to 2 oz total for a missed feed, keep in mind pumping the hindmilk is hard, thats the freshly made milk.  Its thicker and more fatty and not as easy to get out, thats why after a while the milk is hard to pump.

When a BF baby takes a bottle they never need over about 3 oz, they need 1-1.25 oz an hour or 24-30 oz a day given every 2-3 hours so 2-3 oz bottles.

Feeds vary for BF babies, your production varies throughout the day to match their needs too

harry209
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 11:01 AM
Thanks that taught me something :)

Quoting tabi_cat1023:

LOL theres no should amount and honestly your breasts are factories ot warehouses, they don't store milk they make milk, milk is made as its removed.

When you pump normal is 1/2 oz to 2 oz total for a missed feed, keep in mind pumping the hindmilk is hard, thats the freshly made milk.  Its thicker and more fatty and not as easy to get out, thats why after a while the milk is hard to pump.

When a BF baby takes a bottle they never need over about 3 oz, they need 1-1.25 oz an hour or 24-30 oz a day given every 2-3 hours so 2-3 oz bottles.

Feeds vary for BF babies, your production varies throughout the day to match their needs too

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harry209
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 11:01 AM
I would think that's good
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