Quick Answer: How Much Pumped Milk Should I Feed My Baby?

How much milk should a newborn get at each feeding?

On average, a newborn drinks about 1.5-3 ounces (45-90 milliliters) every 2-3 hours.

This amount increases as your baby grows and is able to take more at each feeding.

At about 2 months, your baby may be taking 4-5 ounces (120-150 milliliters) at each feeding and the feedings may be every 3-4 hours..

Do breasts need time to refill?

Despite views to the contrary, breasts are never truly empty. Milk is actually produced nonstop—before, during, and after feedings—so there’s no need to wait between feedings for your breasts to refill. In fact, a long gap between feedings actually signals your breasts to make less, not more, milk.

How long does it take for breastmilk to refill?

30 minutesAfter this point, it takes about 20–30 minutes for the breast to “fill up” again, i.e. for the milk flow to become quicker.

How much should I pump and feed my newborn?

After you have hand-expressed a few spoonfuls’ worth, pumping for a short while is a good way to stimulate milk supply until your milk fully comes in. After the first week, you should be able to pump two to three ounces every two to three hours,2 or about 24 ounces in a 24-hour period.

Can you overfeed your baby with breast milk?

Do not worry about feeding your baby whenever either of you wants to. You cannot overfeed a breastfed baby, and your baby will not become spoiled or demanding if you feed them whenever they’re hungry or need comfort.