From 0 to the end of the 4th month: how much milk does he need?

From 0 to the end of the 4th month: how much milk does he need?

Every day, find one of the infos extracted from the new issue of the collection "Essentials of: 39 truths to feed your child", sold with the April issue of. Today, zoom in on his needs.

His needs within

  • It's on demand, so not easy to quantify! Your baby and he alone will define the amount of milk, the pace and duration of feedings.
  • At first, he can suck every 2 to 3 hours, 8 to 12 times in 24 hours. To him to decide! At 1 month, his rhythm per day is 7 to 10 feedings. They last on average 10 to 20 minutes and begin to be spaced the following months until diversification.
  • Do not let the "You think your milk is really nutritious?", "You should weigh it before and after feeding, to make sure it grows ..." Know that your milk is enough to cover your nutritional needs until 6 months, with the exception of vitamin K and possibly vitamin D. Your pediatrician will decide if your baby should be supplemented.

His bottle-feeding needs

  • The number and dose of baby bottles are set according to the weight and age of your infant. At 1 month, he drinks on average between 600 and 650 ml of milk a day, divided into 6 bottles.
  • If he does not finish them, do not force him, he will make up for it at the next meal. Whence the interest of always proposing to him doses of milk superior to those which he habitually drinks, in case he would be still hungry!
  • It does not need to be supplemented with vitamin K because infant milk contains it. For vitamin D, the pediatrician to decide.
  • At 4 months, he drinks about 850 ml of milk a day, divided into 4 to 5 bottles.

Frédérique Odasso

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