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how many oz should i express?

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ditsydoll Fri 26-Jul-13 13:01:39

I'm going out for a meal tonight. Ds is 8 weeks old should be no longer than 4 hours.
I'll feed ds before I leave.
How many oz should I express?
He feeds little and often. But I have no idea how much he takes.
How much would ur average 8 wk old take?

worldgonecrazy Fri 26-Jul-13 13:11:18

I would express as much as you can so that your breasts don't get uncomfortably full whilst you're out. Put the expressed milk in the fridge.

If whomever is looking after DS heats up 2oz at a time, you can freeze any leftover.

It's a long time ago but I think I used to leave 2 - 6 oz for DD when I was away from her. Once I started back at work full time (13 weeks) I left 20oz for a whole day (6.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.) which was broken down into 5 x 4 oz feeds) plus fed on demand when I was with her and at weekends.

ditsydoll Fri 26-Jul-13 13:18:17

Iv done about 6oz so far in 2 oz pots as he feeds little and often.

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