Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-15-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
Van1300's Avatar
Van1300
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central FL
Posts: 597
Need resources

My 4 month old's preschool teachers keep sending home notes asking for more milk. I am pumping between 11-12 oz daily (I work fill time) and I send what I pump in 3 bottles. He is there from 7:30am until 5:15pm. I nurse at 6am when I wake up and at 6pm when my husband brings the kids home. The baby cluster feeds a lot before bed and wakes up 1-2 times at night. We are actually going through a growth spurt (just learned how to roll over), so I am trying to keep up but feel I have a good supply.

I am looking for specific resources or sentences from articles you might have (not just website links as I know about Kellymom and LLL) to give them that talk about amount of milk needed (like an ounce an hour), cluster feeding at night and reverse cycling, and how milk composition changes as baby gets older (to prove baby doesn't need more).

All the women in our class are breastfeeding so I want to ask if they are getting the same sort of notes being sent home. My guy is one of the youngest in the room.

Thanks for any and all help!!!!!

Advertisement

__________________
WOHM and to Jon (6/2006). Mamma to daughter Elli (12/2009) and Jacob (11/2012) Crazy Florida Gator fan , beach bum, and outdoor enthusiast!
Van1300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
jacksmommy1's Avatar
jacksmommy1
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: crazytown
Posts: 7,539
My Mood:
I personally would send in an additional bottle. I'm sure what your sending is just enough but sometimes babies babies want a little more. Maybe one more 3oz bottle?

Sorry I re read and saw you were just looking for resources not advise. Good luck I hope someone can give you sone good resources
__________________

Last edited by jacksmommy1; 03-15-2013 at 06:40 PM.
jacksmommy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 10:52 AM   #3
Van1300's Avatar
Van1300
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central FL
Posts: 597
I found a pretty good article on kellymom. I am hoping it will help. Thanks anyhoo for reading!
__________________
WOHM and to Jon (6/2006). Mamma to daughter Elli (12/2009) and Jacob (11/2012) Crazy Florida Gator fan , beach bum, and outdoor enthusiast!
Van1300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 05:51 PM   #4
1healthylady's Avatar
1healthylady
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cross Creeker
Posts: 740
I'm mobile and don't have any resources. I know I saw somewhere though how much milk a baby's tummy can hold tho. I think it was kellymom or the alpha parent's timeline of a breastfed baby. Sounds like we have about the same schedule. I pump at 5:30a, 10a, 3p, and 5p before going home. I've been seeing DD at lunch to feed her then too, and stimulate more milk. It took us over a month to finally figure out how much milk to send and in what size bottles. Now we send 4x4oz, and oatmeal, and usually have a bottle left over. If LO is satisfied its enough, otherwise you may need to send more. We also sent the paci so they could give that to her when she was still fussing within an hour of a bottle. It usually put her to sleep. She just needed to suck.

From the phone.
__________________
Married the best husband ever May 2009 , Mama to E 9-2-12 9-2014
1healthylady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
FrozenBooty's Avatar
FrozenBooty
Registered Users
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,824
My Mood:
Shoot me a link to the resource you found I'm panicking about my little guy going to daycare in 3 weeks
__________________
Mommy to Patrick 05/19/05, Parker 11/20/09 and Paxton Arrived 2/14/13, Penelope 5/29/14

FrozenBooty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #6
lady longs
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: az
Posts: 2,344
My Mood:
Re: Need resources

Jack newman has a really really good website. And, he is a DOCTOR...(not that I'm concerend about that). But they may take more stock in that. I think his website is breasfeedingonline. But, not sure. If u google jack newman, u will find his site. Tons of great info on every breasfeeding topic there is
__________________
Wife to my Easy-Breezy Husband, Mama and Teacher to my 4 kiddos: DD 12, DS 10, DS 3, DD 6 weeks

Currently working on...Leading my heart where it should go....not yelling....and practicing patience.
lady longs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.