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Old 07-17-2008, 11:53 PM   #1
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I was wondering how many ounces of EBM does you LO drink in a feeding and how often if they go to DC or if you EBP?

DD4 is 7 mos old and the Dr recommended uping her calorie intake....they believe the best way is more solids but looking at the calorie count on the jars of food that I have in the pantry versus the calorie count in BM...but not sure how much how often is good for a baby her age

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Re: ?'s for those how ebp and/or pump while working

We worked very hard on keeping DS weight up (he has a blood condition and being on the small end could put him in higher risk of other things). I was told about one ounce of BM per hour was a good gage until they are about 6 mth. After solid is introduced the BM goes down. Formula actually has more calories (though not as nutritious as BM) and in our case we decided to supplement so DS could get extra calories.

It depends on how much solid is feed in terms of how much BM is needed.
Avocado is a good baby first food, very nutritious, full of calories. Bananas are also good and easy to prepare. There is rice porridge with meat and puree yams, sweet potatoes, beets. If DD4 has begun to chew then a lot more food option is available. I have some favorite recipes, if interested PM me.
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Re: ?'s for those how ebp and/or pump while working

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Re: ?'s for those how ebp and/or pump while working

DD is 7 mos old...I don't want to send her bottles that have too much in them because they would have to be dumped out after a certain amnt of time or if they after they are warmed a certain # of times......

but I also want to make sure that she is getting enough! She does eat solids but i would love to give her more mama's milk all the time and less solid food!
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Re: ?'s for those how ebp and/or pump while working

kellymom has a good calculator on it. the most dd ever took was 4oz at a time close to a year I think. I wanted her to get bottles more frequently - every 2-3h just like when I was nursing rather than the 3x a day some ff I know do at dc.

my understanding is much of table foods has fewer calories than ebm
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Re: ?'s for those how ebp and/or pump while working

I'm a dietitian and there is something called a breast milk fortifier, you add it to your milk and it gives it more calories/protein/fat etc. Could be an option if your doc if ok with it.
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Re: ?'s for those how ebp and/or pump while working

My daughter is almost 5 months old and I leave 4 6oz bottles a day for her while I work from 8-5pm. Sometimes she takes all 4, sometimes she only takes 3. She's fed on demand, so it just depends on how hungry she is that day.
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Re: ?'s for those how ebp and/or pump while working

thanks! I leave 2 4-5 oz bottles right now and DD eats 4oz of solids at DC.
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Re: ?'s for those how ebp and/or pump while working

my son only goes to daycare for 5 hours 3 days a week. He is really weird with his eating schedule. He only eats 3-4oz at a time during the day. He's 7 months now. He'll eat 7oz at home in the morning and the afternoon. I don't know if it's because he's more comfortable at home or if he's too busy playing during the day I'm not sure. He also gets one veggie during the day. I have to add that he just started getting organic formula last week. I had to wean him due to some medical issues I was having. But that's what he was doing with ebm.
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Re: ?'s for those how ebp and/or pump while working

I leave 3 4 oz bottles for my 5 month old, 18 lb chunky monkey. I work 40 hours a week. We're not planning on starting solids for a while yet either.

There's a starting solids forum on DS too you can check out...
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