A male asked:
brth wt of my son 5lb13.9oz, curnt wt 7lb3.5oz.born 35.3weeker on oct11.curently taking 50mlx8tims a day of xpresd breastmilk.is this enuf r need more?
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Dr. Holly Maes answered
35 years experience Pediatrics
Preemie feeds: Your baby has gained roughly 19 ounces in 30 days since he was born. In a preemie, like to see 3/4 to 1 ounce weight gain a day at this point in time. So averaging this out, i would have liked to see a few more ounces of gain by this time, but you are not far off at all, and the general trend is good. I would urge you to try to get up to at least 60ml each feed, which would give the extra calories.
Answered on Nov 10, 2013
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