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Your question:

How much milk can I expect to see when I express?

Expert’s answer:

The amount of milk you can express depends on many factors, including the time of day and how relaxed you are.   The following table gives you an idea of how much to expect.



Milk expressed in 24hrs

How much baby will get at a feed

Day 1

7ml – 123ml

From a few drops to 5mls

Day 2

44ml – 335ml

From 5ml to 15ml

Day 3 - 4

98ml – 775ml

From 15ml to 30ml

Day 5 +

452ml – 876ml

From 50ml to 100ml or more





For mums who’ve had a Caesarean Section, milk coming in may be delayed by a day or so.




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