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85ml/3fl.oz of expressed breastmilk...is it enough for a feed ?

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MamanFlo Wed 18-May-05 16:38:24

Hi mums

I am going to try bottlefeeding DD with epxressed breastmilk tonight...I have expressed 85 ml (almost 3fl.oz) so far...is that enough ? or should I pump more ?

thanks for your help !

Flo

colditz Wed 18-May-05 16:39:21

How old is baby?

flum Wed 18-May-05 16:39:37

would say that was small but with pumping - ya get what ya get, and no more.

MamanFlo Wed 18-May-05 16:45:22

She is 3 weeks old...it is just a first try to see if she will accept the bottle...

006 Wed 18-May-05 16:48:05

Sounds fine to me as a trial - apparantly the key is to try evey day to see if baby will accept bottle. Did not manage to convince my first two, but I am trying again with no 3!!!

hunkermunker Wed 18-May-05 16:51:27

She may very well not take a bottle - I would say don't think of it as a full feed the first time you try, rather a tester. I would say keep 2 of those 3 ounces, try her with just one tonight, then keep the rest in the fridge to try her with tomorrow. But what you don't want to do is heat up the EBM (DS would only take it hot - real proper body temperature, not just warm), then have to throw it away because she won't take a bottle.

Little and often is how I convinced DS milk came from a new source And he would only take it from me to start with - he wasn't daft - he knew that daddies didn't do milk

Cristina7 Wed 18-May-05 16:54:29

Mine never had more than that at 3 weeks. Good luck.

MamanFlo Wed 18-May-05 16:59:13

hunkermunker - good advice ...Hope this works fast as DH is dying to wake up at night and feed our treasure !

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