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how much BM for 3 month old

my DS will be 3 months next week how much Breastmilk should he be eating at each feeding?
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  • Our LO is 10 weeks and will take about 4 ounces of BM but I also have to supplement with formula so I don't know if that makes a difference.
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  • I bf on demand but do give a bottle of bm right before bedtime and I give LO 4ozs.

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  • Here is a handy little calculator from kellymom that will help you figure out how much LO likely needs at each feeding.  BF changes consistency (calorie content, etc) as your baby gets older so he will likely take the same quantity of BM from now until he is about 6 months old with a little extra thrown in for growth spurts. If he is consuming a huge amount (say 35-40OZ a day instead of 20-25OZ a day) he may be needing to comfort suck a little in between feedings and is getting milk when he does that or the bottle you are using may be too fast for him and he isn't realizing that he is full until he has taken in too much milk.  There are several helpful tips on that page to help you determine if he is getting too much/too little milk.  HTH and GL!
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  • DD is 12 weeks old and takes around 5 oz.
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  • My LO takes b/w 3-4 oz per feeding every 3 hrs.  At his 2 mo, he was 12lb 12 oz and I think he's about 13 lb 8 oz now based on my bathroom scale.

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  • Mine takes about 3.5 oz. every 3ish hours.

    Sometimes it's 2.5 and sometimes (like before bed) she'll down 3 bottles in a row. She's such a random kid.

  • My Dr told me that the general rule is how many months the child is +3. so for your 3 month old, he would say no more that 6 ounces.

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