September 23, 2007 by Angela White, J.D., breastfeeding counselor
As I was reading through my daughter’s latest copy of National Geographic Kids magazine I came across a piece of breastfeeding trivia. Want to play along? How many gallons of milk does a baby humpback whale drink per day?
a) 30 gallons
b) 70 gallons
c) 130 gallons
d) 170 gallons
The answer is: c) A baby humpback whale drinks up to 130 gallons of milk each day! In contrast, a human infant might drink anywhere from two-and-a-half cups to almost four cups (a quart — a quarter of a gallon) of breast milk per day.