# Table 2 Feeding schedule - ml/kg/HOUR

Day of feeding

Volume of milk according to birth weight (ml/kg/HOUR)

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< 600 g

600-749 g

750-999 g

1000-1249 g

â‰¥ 1250 g

1

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

1.0

2

0.5

0.5

0.5

1.0

1.5

3

0.5

1.0

1.0

1.5

2.0

4

1.0

1.5

1.5

2.0

2.5

5

1.5

2.0

2.0

2.5

3.0

6

2.0

2.5

2.5

3.0

3.5

7

2.5

3.0

3.0

3.5

4.0 - 4.5

8

3.0

3.5

3.5

4.0 - 4.5

5.0 - 5.5

9

3.5

4.0

4.0 - 4.5

5.0 - 5.5

6.0 - 6.25

10

4.0

4.5 - 5.0

5.0 - 5.5

6.0 - 6.25

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11

4.5 - 5.0

5.5 - 6.0

6.0 - 6.25

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12

5.5 - 6.0

6.25

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13

6.25

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14

Increase as required

1. (NB feed advancement schedule is the same for babies in EARLY or LATE groups: only the timing of initiation of feeds differs)
2. Where 2 numbers are in a cell separated by a hyphen the first number indicates hourly volume/kg to feed for the first 12 hours of each 24 hour period. The second number in each cell indicates hourly volume/kg to feed for the second 12 hours of each 24 hour period.
3. Feeds should be given hourly or continuously. However, if there are longer intervals between feeds, e.g. 2 hourly feeds, then the milk volume should be increased accordingly.
4. Light grey background = feeds increase by 0.5 ml/kg every 12 hours.
5. Dark grey background = feed volume reached 150 ml/kg/day (6.25 ml/kg/hour).
6. Feeds can be increased as required.