Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lee | 2017/12/10

Q.

Feeding newborn

Good day Dr., my little boy was born on 4 Dec’17 (3.7kg). I’ve decided to give breastmilk, but I need to express and give by bottle. Could you please give an indication as to how much breastmilk in ml we should give our little boy per day up to a month. Some say you work on a weight chart and others disagree. Thank you in advance!!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2017/12/11

It does depend on weight. The amount of milk recommended is 160 ml per kilogram weight per day. For example, if your baby weighs 4 kilos, the amount of milk your baby boy requires per 24 hours is 4 x 160 = 640ml. Divide 640 ml by the number of feeds per day for the amount per feed.

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