April 2013 Moms

How many oz?

My LO is a little over 6 weeks and drinks 4 to 4.5 oz of breastmilk each feeding every 2 to 3 hours. We do weighed feedings when he doesn't take a bottle and sometimes its closer to 5 oz.

It seems like a lot for him being so small. I'm curious how old is your LO and how many oz of breastmilk do they take?

I'm worried he is going to eat me out of house and home in another month or so lol

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Re: How many oz?

  • How do you measure what he is drinking from the breast? I don't have an answer to your question but feel like my DS is eating me out of house and home too! He's only 2 weeks and is already well over his birthweight! He eats ALL. THE. TIME.

  • My LO's are 7 weeks old and they take 3-3.5 oz's of breastmilk via bottle every 2-3 hours. 4.5oz-5 does seem like a lot, but if he is hungry I Imagine it is fine!
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  • Blake is 3 weeks and takes about 4 oz every 3 to 4 hours. Except at night she usually goes about 6 to 8 hours, just depends.
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    How do you measure what he is drinking from the breast? I don't have an answer to your question but feel like my DS is eating me out of house and home too! He's only 2 weeks and is already well over his birthweight! He eats ALL. THE. TIME.


    When we did our lactation consult she reccommended we rent a hospital scale since initially he lost weight. We still have it.....we weigh before and after feedings

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  • 7 weeks old drinking 4 to 4.5oz every 3hrs on the nose!
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  • Ugh, these posts always make me stress tht Sam is not getting enough.  We try and try, but we are lucky to make it to 20oz a day.  He drinks 2-3oz every 3hours from 5am to 12am, then goes a 5 hours stretch from 12-5.

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  • How with pumping can you be sure you are getting hind and formilk?
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  • Since about 3 weeks, my LO has been drinking 4 oz. averaging every 3 hours. Once in a while she might get hungry at 2.5 hours, other times 4.5 hours. She's bigger than average, though. She currently weighs just over 11 lbs.
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  • I BF my first LO for a year and he never took more than 4.5 ounces between 3 hour stretches of time. Most BF babies do not take over 5 ounces at a single feeding since they eat more frequently than formula fed babies (of course there are always exceptions to the rule). Check out Kellymom.com. 

  • Vince drinks 4-5 oz every 2-3 hours. He is a month old. 
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