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How much do I need to express

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susiebee46 Tue 22-Apr-14 18:35:12

I have a 6 week old ds who is ebf. I would like to start expressing so dp can give him a feed at night and I can get bit of sleep. I have no idea how much I need to express. Should I just express all I can and then see how much he wants or is there are there any guidelines about how much milk breastfed babies need per feed?

FrankelandFilly Tue 22-Apr-14 19:18:04

My DD is the same age. I've been expressing from one boob due to mastitis for the last week. The advice I read suggested about 5floz per feed at this age but some babies will take more as they drink faster from a bottle.

TheScience Tue 22-Apr-14 21:00:50

The average is about 25oz a day, so if your baby has about 8 feeds a day then each will be 3oz or so.

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