Frequent feeding is necessary to establish a good breast milk supply. According to professional protocols, breastfed infants need to be fed a MINIMUM of 8-12 feedings in 24 hours (AT LEAST every 2-3 hours), at times even more frequently. According to the ABM protocol 7, No supplemental water, glucose water, or formula should be given unless specifically ordered by a healthcare professional. Milk volume varies from very small normal volumes in the initial days, to copious production by day 5 postpartum and beyond. The vast majority of mothers can produce enough milk for their babies.