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How much breastmilk is your baby taking?

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:54 pm
by mooki
Our previous studies show there is a wide variation in breastfed babies’ feeding patterns and the daily amount of milk taken at the breast. We would like to collect more information so we can add to a reference range for milk intake in breastfed babies.

If breastfeeding is going well, your baby is 1 – 6 months of age, you would like to know how much milk your baby takes during each breastfeed, and you live in the Perth metropolitan area, we invite you to participate in this study. Mothers are loaned a set of BabyWeigh scales and asked to weigh their fully clothed baby before and after each feed at home for 24 hours.

Your participation will help us to add to the reference range for breastfeeding volumes that can be used with confidence to reassure mothers of their healthy milk production, or guide advice to optimise their breastfeeding.

For more information please contact Lisa Wells ( or Jacqueline Kent (

Ethics approval: WNHS 2016055EW, UWA RA/418532

ABA Research Approval Number 2016-11