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How much to express/ give?

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MissTwister Fri 31-Jul-15 13:19:47

I've just expressed for the first time and got about 4oz/100ml. I can't work out how much my nearly 4 week old will take per feed though - having a google I've read anything from 1oz- 5oz!

Will she feed until full as with breast or can they over feed with breast milk from bottle?

Does anyone have any advice?

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 01-Aug-15 12:21:40

No, they can't over feed with ebm. Roughly a bf baby will take an ounce an hour, so if she takes two, she will probably take another feed in 2 hours smile

JRWREN2110 Sun 02-Aug-15 16:10:44

My 4 week old will take between 2-4oz, I generally do 2oz per bottle and then she can have more if she wants it.

HelenF35 Sun 02-Aug-15 16:33:05

My 4 week old will easy do 100ml in a feed, he has been known to do 2 x 100ml right after each other. He is a very hungry boy though! blush

squizita Mon 03-Aug-15 08:43:37

There's a calculator on kellymom - it averages at 1 - 1 1/2 oz per hour ... but whether they take it little and often or in one go varies (and can vary between boob and bottle).

My hv recommended starting with 2 oz "portions" - if the baby drains that you can immediately offer more, if not, you've not wasted loads.

BumWad Sat 08-Aug-15 13:09:44

My 11 week old (4 weeks corrected) is 8lb and takes somewhere between 65-100ml, usually around 75ml though and feeds every 2.5 hours.

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