Feed volumes for newborns

Calculations for infant feed volumes at BHS

    The following feed volumes are appropriate for newborns at BHS, both in the SCN and on postnatal wards, who are not receiving breast feeds.

    Please note that the Paediatric Department supports breast feeding where possible and promotes this as having many benefits to both infant physical health as well as infant-mother bonding.

    Term babies:

    Day of lifeml/kg/day feed
    160
    280
    3100
    4120
    5+150*

    Premature babies:

    Day of lifeml/kg/day feed
    160
    280
    3100
    4120
    5140
    6160
    7+180*

    * note that higher maximum feed volumes may be used in some circumstances under the instruction of the Paediatric Unit