We are currently giving our 6 week old 120ml of expressed breast-milk a feed. We were giving him 7 a day, but more recently he seemed to be more comfortable with 9. I assumed this is because of a growth spurt, but that equates to 1080ml. I have read online that I want to give him a max of 900ml a day.
I can't understand how he can only be having this amount for the next 5 months, and still grow? What are the implications of overfeeding?
asked 06 May '10, 20:59
You can over feed your baby, but as Kate says, they will let you know. In addition to the cues that she mentions, I found that both of my little ones would vomit if they were over fed (it was obviously different from a spit up).
WRT to the maximums, trust your little one here as well. I wouldn't be alarmed if baby exceeded the "maximum", especially during growth spurts.