Can you Overfeed a breastfed baby?
When you’re breastfed, it can be tricky to know how much milk your baby is getting. You can’t exactly measure it like you can with a bottle. So, is it possible to overfeed a breastfed baby? Let’s take a closer look.
How Much Milk Does Baby Need?
On average, a breastfed baby will drink about 25 ounces of milk per day. However, this can vary widely from baby to baby. Some babies may only drink 16 ounces per day while others may drink 32 ounces or more. The best way to tell if your baby is getting enough milk is to monitor their weight gain. As long as they are gaining weight at a healthy.
Signs Your Baby is Getting Too Much Milk
Although it is possible to overfeed a breastfed baby, it is not common. Most babies will self-regulate and stop drinking when they’ve had enough. However, there are some signs that your baby may be getting too much milk:
· Your baby seems fussy after feedings
· Your baby spits up frequently
· Your baby has green stools
· Your baby has difficulty sleeping
So while it is possible to overfeed a breastfed baby, it is not common. Most babies will self-regulate and stop drinking when they’ve had enough. If you think your baby may be getting too much milk, watch for signs such as fussiness after feedings, frequent spit-up, green stools, difficulty sleeping, or engorged breasts. If you notice any of these signs, try scaling back on the length of time you nurse or pump each session.