Question:\nI'm pumping milk how much should my baby supposed to drink while I'm at work? My baby is 7 weeks old.. And as they get bigger how much should they drink\nAnswer:\nHope your adjustment back to work is going smoothly.\nUnfortunately, there is no black and white answer for exactly how much breast milk your daughter should be consuming. In general, at 7 weeks, she should be consuming between 3 and 4 ounces every 2-3 hours. This is quite a range, I know, but should serve as a guideline. During growth spurts, she might want to feed more frequently, or she might drink more than usual at a particular feeding.\nYou will know that she is getting enough at each feeding if:\n1. She seems relaxed and satisfied after eating.\n2. She continues to gain weight. At this point, she should be gaining 5 to 8 ounces per week.\n3. She has approximately 3 messy diapers (bowel movements) each day, and at least 5 wet diapers each day.\nAs your daughter continues to grow over the coming months, you will want to add about 1 ounce to each feeding each month. Using a breast milk freezer tray like the Milkies Milk Tray to freeze your milk into 1 ounce sticks makes this simple. Another guideline is to feed her 2.5 ounces each day for every pound that she weighs. So, if she weighs 12 pounds at 3 months, she will need approximately 30 ounces each day . . .which would mean providing 4 ounces at 7 feedings each day. For more information about feeding guidelines for the rest of baby's first year, read our article.