FAQ-6: How much can I expect my baby...

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FAQ-6: How much can I expect my baby...
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Thu, 12-27-2007 - 8:37pm

FAQ-06: How much can I expect that my baby will consume in a day?


The average baby consumes 25 oz per day, but there is a wide range that is considered normal.

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Registered: 06-20-2007
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 10:36am
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Registered: 07-12-2008
Mon, 09-29-2008 - 2:05am
According to our board survey our baby’s consumption of breast milk does increase as the baby gets older, peaking at an average of 31oz at 20weeks and then decreasing slightly as baby starts solids.
At 4 weeks, the modal group is 20-24oz and the mean consumption is 21oz
At 8 weeks, the modal group is still 20-24oz and the mean consumption is up to 24oz
At 12 weeks, the modal group is now 25-29oz and the mean consumption is 27oz
At 16 weeks, the modal group is 30-34oz and the mean consumption is 30oz
At 20 weeks, the modal group is 30-34oz and the mean consumption is 31oz
At 6 months, the modal group is 25-29oz and the mean consumption is 29oz
At 9 months, the modal group is 25-29oz and the mean consumption is 28oz
At 12 months, the modal group is 20-24oz and the mean consumption is 26oz
Of course - remember there us a huge variety - so don't try and force your baby to be average! ;-)

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Registered: 05-15-2007
Mon, 01-21-2008 - 1:33am
My son drank 8
Meredith ~ Mommy to Tommy ~ 4/24/07       
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Registered: 12-15-2007
Fri, 01-18-2008 - 3:14pm
My DS is a 31 week preemie, so he wasn't taking much at first and slowly increased his intake.

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Registered: 11-07-2006
Sun, 01-06-2008 - 10:24pm
DD ate about 32 oz until about 6 mos. Then her intake started dropping gradually, and I know by about 8 mos she was taking roughly 4 6 oz bottles daily (so 24 oz total).

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Registered: 10-27-2005
Sun, 01-06-2008 - 9:25am

My dd settled into her normal feeding amount around 6 weeks old.

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