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Milk requirement for baby
Im giving combination of direct breast feed and bottle feed of formula and expressed mothers milk to my 3 month female baby..wanted to get an idea as to how much milk she should get per day totally to have healthy weight gain? Due to bottle feeding im able to measure how much milk im giving her...Is 90 ml feed every 2-2.5 hours sufficient for her age...once she completes 4 months how much is milk requirement in ml? Pls suggest
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Dr. Trupti Shetty
Pediatrician 10 yrs exp Pune

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Since you are breastfeeding also it is obviously difficult to measure the amount of feed your baby is taking. Again the amount of formula that your baby receives is a top up feed and it is subject to change. Some days she may take more,  some days less.
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How u can gauge about your baby being well fed is -  your breasts feel empty after each feed,  she sleeps well after a feed,  she passes urine atleast 8-10 times or more in a day,  she gains good weight (400-600 gm per month in the first 6months)
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Standard chart for daily milk requirement is mentioned on the formula milk carton
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Dr. Sitangshu Chatterjee
Pediatrician 7 yrs exp Kolkata
If u feel that the Brest feeding is almost half the amount it should have been then about 15ml every 2-2.5 hrly will be sufficient for a 3-4month old baby.
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