How much does your 6 month old drink/day?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-18-2011
How much does your 6 month old drink/day?
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Fri, 01-21-2011 - 12:36pm
Just wanted to see how much the average 6 month old drinks per day? I can only find averages for formula. Is it the same for breast milk? Does breast milk have more calories, is this why babies usually drink less breast milk than formula fed babies? Just some questions I have been having, thanks for the help in advance :)
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2010
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 3:57pm

At 6 months, my daughter was drinking 26-27oz a day.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-18-2011
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 4:13pm
Thank you so much, then I think my son is where he should be drinking 26-30 oz/day. I was just a little thrown off about it because like you said the estimates for formula are crazy lol! Have you ever seen what 40oz looks like....it's a lot :). Thank you again.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-09-2011
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 6:52pm
My son is 4.5 months old and during his growth spurt last week, he actually drank 36 oz/breast milk a day for a couple days in a row. I think that's a max, though!
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-22-2011
Sat, 01-22-2011 - 3:14am

My daughter drunk 14 oz per day, i thougth it wasn't much but she had already started eating solids 2-3 times per day. Now she is 9 months old and she drinks the same ammount of milk! Sometimes even less.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2010
Sat, 01-22-2011 - 7:20am

Also--the beginner's guide that I am working on revising had a survey from 2008 board members on the topic of how much people's babies were drinking.

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