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Is expressed breast milk good for an infant?

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Dr. Deepak Patel

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Posted on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 in Child Health
Question: How much breast milk is good enough for a 1 month old baby?
When should we draw a line for over feeding ?

He always takes expressed milk. Usually,70-80 ml each time every 2-3 hours.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 26 minutes later
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If breast milk is given by expressing milk then total amount required in a day is 100 multiplied by weight of child. Suppose that if weight of child is around 4 kg then total amount of 400 ml should be given in 24 hours. This is a rough method, if child is feeling hungry then additional milk can be given. if child has vomiting then amount of milk needs to be decreased.

I hope this helps.
Wishing your child good health. Take care.
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