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Amount of milk needed by baby in 24 hours

Babyís Weight

24 Hr  Intake Needed

Ozís per Feeding (8 per day)

5 lbs

2,265 gr

13.0 oz

390 ml

1.6 oz

5 lbs 8 oz

2,491 gr

14.3 oz

429 ml

1.8 oz

6 lbs

2,718 gr

15.5 oz

467 ml

1.9 oz

6 lbs 8 oz

2,944 gr

16.9 oz

507 ml

2.1 oz

7 lbs

3,171 gr

18.3 oz

546 ml

2.3 oz

7 lbs 8 oz 

3,397 gr

19.5 oz

584 ml

2.4 oz

8 lbs

3,600 gr

21.3 oz

639 ml

2.7 oz

8 lbs 8 oz

3,850 gr

22.3 oz

664 ml

2.8 oz

9 lbs

4,000 gr

24.0 oz

720 ml

3.0 oz

9 lbs 8 oz

4,303 gr

24.8 oz

741 ml

3.1 oz

10 lbs

4,500 gr

26.7 oz

801 ml

3.3 oz

10 lbs 8 oz

4,756 gr

27.3 oz

819 ml

3.4 oz

11 lbs

4,900 gr

29.3 oz

879 ml

3.7 oz

11 lbs 8 oz

5,209 gr

29.9 oz

897 ml

3.7 oz

12 lbs

5,400 gr

32.0 oz

960 ml

4.0 oz

12 lbs 8 oz

5,662 gr

32.5 oz

976 ml

4.1 oz

13 lbs

5,889 gr

33.8 oz

1015 ml

4.2 oz

13 lbs 8 oz

6,115 gr

35.0 oz

1053 ml

4.4 oz

14 lbs

6,400 gr

37.3 oz

1119 ml

4.7 oz

14 lbs 8 oz

6,704 gr

38.5 oz

1155 ml

4.8 oz

15 lbs

6,795 gr

39.0 oz

1172 ml

4.9 oz

15 lbs 8 oz

7,021 gr

40.3 oz

1210 ml

5.0 oz

16 lbs

7,300 gr

42.7 oz

1280 ml

5.3 oz

Examples

OZís PER FEEDING

Ozís per feeding = ozís per day divided by number of feedings.

Example: 9 lb 8 oz baby needs 24.8 ozís a day.  If feeding 8 times a day: 24.8 divided by 8 equals 3.1 ozís per feeding.

If feeding a baby breastmilk by bottle, place the calculated amount of milk per serving in separate bottles.

DAY CARE MILK

Use the chart to calculate how much to take to daycare for the day.

Example: 9 lb 8 oz baby needs 24.8 ozís a day, or 3.1 ozís per feeding. Day care requires 3 feedings, or 9.3 ozís per day, or 3.1 ozís per bottle for the day.

Pump 9.3 ozís at work for the next day at day care, or use frozen or refrigerated milk.

 

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