Breastfeeding

How much milk should my child drink?

Whether your child is breastfed or taking the bottle, there are minimum quantities to be respected. Here’s an article that should help you.

Breastfeeding

Since you can’t measure the amount of milk your child drinks when you are breastfeeding, you should keep track of the number of times you breastfeed in a day. From 0 to 3 months, a baby should be fed six to ten times per day. Don't be surprised if your baby asks for it more often! If you breastfeed at your child’s demand, he will get the right amount of milk to satisfy his hunger.

Bottle

When using a bottle, there are minimum and maximum quantities to respect. Beware… When your baby cries, it’s not always out of hunger. There are nevertheless very noticeable growth periods during which your baby will ask to be fed more frequently. Be attentive when your child lets you know he's hungry. This is true for breastfed and bottlefed babies. In general, a newborn will drink every 3-4 hours, except for premature babies who must drink less milk but more often.

AVERAGE QUANTITIES OF MILK NEEDED BY YOUR CHILD

Age

Number of feedings/24hrs

Amount per feeding

Birth-15 days

6-10 feedings

45 to 115 ml or 1,5 to 3,5 ounces

15 days-1 month

6- 8 feedings

60 to 125 ml or 2 to 4 ounces

1-3 months

5- 6 feedings

150 to 210 ml or 5 to 7 ounces

3-7 months

5- 6 feedings

180 to 240 ml or 6 to 8 ounces

8-12 months

3- 4 feedings

180 to 240 ml or 6 to 8 ounces

1-2 years old

 

725 ml or 25 ounces

 

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