How much milk does your baby need? Does the volume of milk a baby needs per day to gain weight vary by age and by baby and by day (somewhere in the range of about 24-32 oz per 24 hours)? Yes! This guide adapted from the book, Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, shows the average milk intake per feeding for the first 6 months of a baby’s life. When solids are introduced, milk intake may slightly decrease but solids in the first year are still only meant to complement breastmilk, not replace it.
How much milk does your little one consume in a given feed?