Today, 01:02 AM
My daughter is 10.5m. She has never been a big fan of the bottle - usually drinking 6-8oz while I'm away for an 8 hour day even before she had solids. I would send two bottles usually around 3.5-4oz. In the beginning my supply was great, then ok, and getting worse and worse. Last week I was down to pumping only 5oz a day. I figured I would be ok because most days her report says she doesn't really finish her bottles, and when my mom has her she's not interested in her bottles much at all and she has to work to get her to take them. so I figured I'd send 2 3oz bottles and go through my freezer storage which should last til around her birthday with maybe a little early cows milk in a sippy for practice.
But then this weekend I got sick and everyday at work I pump 3.5oz. So I've had to use 3 freezer bags so that I can send 2 bottles every day, and I'm down to only 9 bags left. I'm taking nursing mom supplements and drinking lots of water so I'm really hoping it goes up but it seems like my stash isn't going to last til her birthday.
The thing is though a lot of days her report actually shows her only eating 4-5oz of the bottles, I think the rest go to waste when she doesn't finish. She LOVES food - eats all the food groups... Chomps down chicken, ground beef, pasta, cheese, Greek yogurt, any fruit, green beans, peas, and will SCREAM at you if you have bread and don't give it to her.
She still nurses happy... she nurses around 6am before work, then 5p after work,...