How much milk should I use for the baby’s supplement?
Different babies need different amounts of supplement. The amount of supplement depends on the baby’s feeding ability, age, and hunger signs, among other things. The amount tends to be higher if the baby is very underfed or cannot latch onto the breast and lower if the baby is getting significant amounts of milk by breastfeeding. If the baby is alert after feeds and not sleepy or sick, it’s best to rely on the baby’s hunger signs when deciding how much supplement to provide. If the baby is premature, a sleepy underfed newborn, or is sick, the baby will need a structured feeding plan. It’s important for the baby to show signs of getting enough milk.