Tuesday, 26 April 2011


Kadang-kadang menjadi persoalan para ibu berapa oz yg diperlukan oleh sikecil. Selalu menjadi kesukaran pada kita jika terlebih bekalan susu yg dihantar ke taksa mahupun ke rumah penngasuh. Kellymom.com telah mengupas tajuk ini dgn begitu sempurna sekali. http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkcalc.html

How much milk do babies need?
Many mothers wonder how much expressed breastmilk they need to have available if they are away from baby.
In exclusively breastfed babies, milk intake increases quickly during the first few weeks of life, then stays about the same between one and six months (though it likely increases short term during growth spurts). Current breastfeeding research does not indicate that breastmilk intake changes with baby's age or weight between one and six months. After six months, breastmilk intake will continue at this same level until -- sometime after six months, depending in baby's intake from other foods -- baby's milk intake begins to decrease gradually (see below).

The research tells us that exclusively breastfed babies take in an average of 25 oz (750 mL) per day between the ages of 1 month and 6 months. Different babies take in different amounts of milk; a typical range of milk intakes is 19-30 oz per day (570-900 mL per day).
We can use this information to estimate the average amount of milk baby will need at a feeding:
  • Estimate the number of times that baby nurses per day (24 hours).
  • Then divide 25 oz by the number of nursings.
  • This gives you a "ballpark" figure for the amount of expressed milk your exclusively breastfed baby will need at one feeding.
Example: If baby usually nurses around 8 times per day, you can guess that baby might need around 3 ounces per feeding when mom is away. (25/8=3.1).

Selalu juga menjadi persoalan pada kita, bagaimana jika anak itu telah menjangkau usia 6 bulan. Apa keperluan anak itu sendiri bila umurnya melebihi 6 bulan. Mari kita lihat apa kata kellymom tentang isu ini.

What if baby is eating solid foods?
Sometime between six months and a year (as solids are introduced and slowly increased) baby's milk intake may begin to decrease, but breastmilk should provide the majority of baby's nutrition through the first year. Because of the great variability in the amount of solids that babies take during the second six months, the amount of milk will vary, too. One study found average breastmilk intake to be 30 oz per day (875 ml/day; 93% of total intake) at 7 months and 19 oz (550 ml/day; 50% of total energy intake) at 11-16 months.
Several studies have measured breastmilk intake for babies between 12 and 24 months and found typical amounts to be 14-19 oz per day (400-550 mL per day). Studies looking at breastmilk intake between 24 and 36 months have found typical amounts to be 10-12 oz per day (300-360 mL per day

Semoga kita semua beroleh ilmu dari perkongsian ini.

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