HI. I have a 4 1/2 month old DS who I am leaving for the first time tonight (with DH) to go to a party. I'll be leaving at 6 and back about 11.30pm. He is exclusively brest fed and although we've given him the odd bit of expressed milk in a bottle to make sure he will take a bottle, he's never had a whole feed from one. So, how much expressed milk should I leave? I've no idea how much one feed will be for him. I think he would probably usually have 2 feeds in this time so want to have enough for that plus extra incase he's particularly unsettled since I'm not there with the actual boob! Any advice appreciated!
Mine takes 4-7 floz in an expressed feed. I tend to express a 4-6 oz bottle per feed due, but have expressed milk frozen in 4oz portions so DH can feed more if he needs to. If I am leaving him with someone outside my house, I leave one more feed than he will need, just in case; as he has been known to take more, or have a feed he wasn't due when I leave him.