How much milk is your 6+ month old drinking?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2010
How much milk is your 6+ month old drinking?
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Sun, 02-27-2011 - 12:25pm

My daughter is a week shy of being 7 months old and is drinking ssssssoooooooo much milk all of a sudden that I can't keep up! I know there's a 6 month growth spurt, which I thought she already hit about 2 weeks ago. She started waking up 3 times a night to eat, but after about a week of that she went back to her normal once a night waking. Well the last 3 days she's been back to waking 3 times to eat and I'm exhausted!

A month ago she was drinking 25-28oz a day. Yesterday, she drank 40oz!!!!! I know that the amount of milk is supposed to decrease with the introduction of solids, but she really has no interest in them. I keep offering, but she refuses them after a bite or two. Is this HUGE increase going to be her new 'norm' or does it sound like another growth spurt?

Thankfully I have enough in the freezer to make up what I can't pump in the day, but if this continues on I'll be running out fast.

Any advice would be great!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2010
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 8:19pm

Woah, 40 ounces!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2010
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 10:21am

my daughter is 10.5 mo qnd drinks anywhere from 25-35 oz a day. she also eats baby and table food theoughout the day. she still takes an early morning bottle, between 4-6am before actually getting up for the day. and she takes one right before bed, about 830-9pm. she eats whatever i am eating durong meal times and i still offer her baby food throughout the day, too. she is in a normal weight range.

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Registered: 04-02-2011
Sun, 04-03-2011 - 2:55am

My DD regularly took 40oz until 8 months, my supply was decreasing and I was starting to panic! I reduced her bottles from 7oz to 6oz ones and by 9 months now she's eating a little more solids and has reduced to 28oz or so a day and I finally have a surplus again which gives me some breathing space!