How much expressed milk will my baby need?
How to bottle feed the breastfed baby • fairfieldstatehospital.com
You might want to express your breastmilk because your breasts feel swollen or engorged or because you want to have some breastmilk stored in the fridge or freezer for using at a later time. Some women find it easy to express, and other women find it more difficult. It can sometimes take a while to learn how to express. Different women can express different amounts of breastmilk. Hand-held breast pumps usually consist of a suction cup attached to a pump handle and collection bottle or container. This helps get your let-down happening in whatever way works for you.
PDF version great for child care providers. Often, as infant feeding specialists, lactation consultants and other experts in the field of human lactation are asked how to properly bottle-feed a baby. In addition, there are often alternatives to bottle-feeding , such as cup feeding, which should be explored.
Many mothers wonder how much expressed breastmilk they need to have available if they are away from baby. In exclusively breastfed babies, milk intake increases quickly during the first few weeks of life, then stays about the same between one and six months though it likely increases short term during growth spurts. The research tells us that exclusively breastfed babies take in an average of 25 oz mL per day between the ages of 1 month and 6 months. Different babies take in different amounts of milk; a typical range of milk intakes is oz per day mL per day.