# How much breastmilk should I store in each bag?

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## How much breastmilk should you store daily?

You would set her daily intake at 25 oz (750 ml) per day. If you’d like to, add 1-2 oz (30-60 ml) to that number as a buffer. Example: You decide to add 2 oz to the 25 oz per day you think she’ll need, so you will want to have 27 oz (800 ml) of breast milk stored per day.

## How much breastmilk should I pack?

A baby will drink 1-1.5 ounces per hour that you are apart. For example, If your baby will be at daycare for 9 hours during the day, you may need enough milk to cover 3 feedings or between 9 and 13.5 ounces.

## How much breastmilk should I freeze per day?

Store it away.

Freeze in small amounts – no more than 3 ounces – to minimize waste if your baby doesn’t take a full 4-ounce bottle.

## How much should I pump in a bag?

To save money, ensure you pump between 4 and 5 ounces per breast if you would like to attach each flange to a bag. If you pump less milk in each pump session, for example, a total of 4 ounces between both breasts, you can attach a storage bag to one flange and a bottle to the other flange.

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## Is 2 oz of breastmilk enough for a newborn?

Usually, the baby gets about 15 ml (1/2 ounce) at a feeding when three days old. By four days of age the baby gets about 30 ml (1 ounce) per feeding. On the fifth day the baby gets about 45 ml (1 ½ ounces) per feeding.

## How many oz of breastmilk does a 1 month old drink?

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).

## How many oz of breastmilk should I freeze?

The amount of breastmilk you should aim to freeze before returning to work is anywhere from 27 to 70 ounces.

## How long does breast milk last in the freezer?

Freshly expressed or pumped milk can be stored: At room temperature (77°F or colder) for up to 4 hours. In the refrigerator for up to 4 days. In the freezer for about 6 months is best; up to 12 months is acceptable.

## How do I pump enough milk to go back to work?

Aim to pump for 8 to 12 minutes per session.

Since you’re essentially collecting leftover milk, you probably won’t get more than 1 or 2 ounces each time—and that’s okay. Just small increments on a daily basis add up to quite a bit, says Kaznelson.