How much milk does a baby need a day?

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Wondering how much milk your baby needs a day? This handy chart will tell you exactly how much breast milk or formula your baby needs to drink in a 24-hour period.

When a baby is born their tummy is around the size of a shooter marble and can only hold 5-7mls of milk. By day 2 it can hold 25-27mls and by day 10 their tummy is the size of a chicken egg and can accommodate 60-80mls.

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After the first week, a newborn needs approximately 150mls per kg of their body weight per day. This is then divided by about 8 feeds per day (every 3 hours). The chart below will help you determine your baby’s milk needs and requirements according to their weight.

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Baby feeding requirements chart: for newborns to 3 months

WEIGHT (kgs)Total mls a day (24hrs)8 feeds a day (mls)
1.522528
1.7526333
230038
2.2533842
2.537547
2.7541352
345067
3.2548861
3.552566
3.7556370
460075
4.2563880
4.567584
4.7571389
575094
5.2578898
5.5825103
5.75863108
6900113
6.25938117
6.5975122
6.751013127
71050131
7.251088136
7.51125141
7.751163145
81200150

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Information courtesy of Belly Babies. You can visit their site by clicking here.

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