How much milk should a baby drink daily ? Is there any limitation on how much a baby should drink milk every day ?
In order for your baby to learn to fully absorb and make it a habit, you can frequently breastfeed your baby in the first weeks after birth, without any limits. The baby can be breastfed without paying attention to any time, hour or amount, especially during the first three weeks. In this way, your baby, who does not take a different source of nutrients, receives the proteins, minerals and vitamins necessary for his healthy development in full thanks to breast milk, and at the same time, he has learned to absorb and make this action a habit.
For the first 3 weeks, if your baby sucks milk for about 15-20 minutes and then sleeps for about 3 hours, this is quite a normal process. However, if the cycle of breastfeeding and sleep is not like this, or if your baby is not gaining weight, it is useful to consult a specialist.
If you are wondering the amount of milk your baby sucks, you can measure the total amount by milking both breasts with the pump. But the point to be considered here is : The amount of milk milked by the pump is approximately 30% less than the amount absorbed by the baby