I wasn't sure what board to put this under! But I need some help. My girl is 9 months and I'm pregnant. My supply has plummeted and when I breastfeed I start having cramps similar to early labor and my docs think it's time I wean. I'm having a hard time. I didn't want to wean but I also can't starve my girl. I have a freezer stash that we will be going through and have a donor lined up. My goal is to get her breast milk for a year...so 3 more months. The pediatrician said she probably needed between 20-28oz a day. I've always fed on demand so I don't really know how to do her bottles. She seems to take anywhere between 4-6oz in a bottle. Any advice? Tips? Do I defrost bags the night before in the fridge for the following day? I am SO lost and overwhelmed
GOLD / watermelon / 14076 posts
@emg86: We do 4 or 5 oz bottles while I'm at work. So maybe you could do 5 5 oz bottles a day (25 oz total). Frozen milk has to be used within 24 hours of when it thaws, so you could either take it out the night before or just run them under warm water and defrost them as you go (that way you don't risk wasting milk).
ETA: My LO is 6 months old. She gets around 13 oz while I'm at work and nurses for her other feedings, so I'm not sure exactly how many oz she gets per day, but I would guess around 24?
GOLD / wonderful coconut / 33402 posts
@emg86: R is on formula but at 9 months she was drinking 6 ozs bottles. I take out of the freezer at night what you need for the next day. If they are still frozen just run under hot water.