There are a number of factors that play a part in how much breast milk you can expect to express.

It is important to remember that babies will often take more milk from the bottle than you express in one session. This does not mean that your supply is low and is more likely to be due to the fact that the fast and steady flow of baby bottles causes baby to overfeed.

It is also important to remember that the amount you express can vary from mother to mother. It may be as little as 5ml or as much as 200ml (approximately 0.2 to 8 oz.). The following amounts are good guidelines:

For more information, contact your doctor or other suitably qualified health professional. You may also be interested in advice regarding storing breast milk.