I have scoured the internet to find a breakdown of how much breastmilk is needed for the first year of a baby’s life.
So I thought I would do some calculations and post for others who are on the search. I do not know the accuracy of this chart as it’s my best summation after the research I’ve done.
From what I understand, babies 0-6 months of age will consume an average of 24 ounces a day. Babies 7-9 months of age will consume an average of 32 ounces a day and babies 9-12 months will consume at most around 30 ounces a day. This all depends on when solid foods are introduced and how much a baby eats of the solids each day.
One can target to give a baby around 10,600 ounces of milk in the first year.
This chart is a sample of the average consumption of milk throughout the first year.
Although this doesn’t total the 10,600 mentioned above, it’s a good guide to work from when you’re wanting to pump/store milk for the future.
Happy expressing all!