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Old 01-08-2013, 01:43 PM   #11
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I'm planning to drop to pumping twice a day for a bit then once a day and eventually stop. Trying to figure out what to do for dd's bottles now, as my supply won't last long. I'm not sure how to go about with bottles now that she is a year old while I am at work. I know she still needs at least 2 as they are a huge source of comfort for her while I am not there as well as food. She eats a ton already and I have told her caregivers to offer healthy snacks whenever she seems hungry plus she eats breakfast and lunch there. I am going to try hemp milk mixed with her bottles. And try and get her using a trainer cup so we can wean off bottles sooner than later. Any btdt stories feel free to share. She is very high needs and doesn't care for a pacifier either, so using those in place of comfort won't work so much and she is used to nursing to sleep and always does bottle then nap when I work.

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Old 01-10-2013, 10:39 AM   #12
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Re: Is it worth it?

No wonder my kiddo is a chunk. She was eating 6oz+ at 3m old and kept that up until she was weaned to complete solids/rice milk.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:52 AM   #13
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No wonder my kiddo is a chunk. She was eating 6oz+ at 3m old and kept that up until she was weaned to complete solids/rice milk.
Haha The most my dd ever took was 3.5 oz at a time. 2.5-3 oz seems to be optimum for her when away from me. But she prefers the boob and tends to nurse all night long to make up for it! I could never pump enough for more than 3.5 oz
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:28 AM   #14
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Re: Is it worth it?

I, too, think that you should stop supplementing. Keep pumping as much as is comfortable, but drop pumping that feels like a chore.
FWIW, I breastfed until my son was 2, but stopped pumping at 1 and I worked full-time.
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I have since stopped all supplementing and am pumping twice on work days. Dd is doing well with half bm half hemp milk for bottles those 2 days. Much less stress for me!
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