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  1. #11
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    My daughter wasn't really ready to eat solids at 6 months. Not even really thin purees, generally. It was closer to 8ish months that she would eat a spoonfull and 14ish months before she ate much at all.
    Tracie

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    Honestly, I've never tried to give her plain formula, so I have no idea if she'll drink it or not. She didn't seem to have a problem with the bit that I added yesterday...

    She drinks 16 oz while she's at day care and then I bring the "emergency" bottle home and feed her that almost straight in the door in the evening. Either way it would be 20 oz that I would have to feed her in that time span - sometimes, like yesterday, I can even pump enough for her, but if I held off on her last bottle of the day it would catch up to me when I got home.

    I'm worried that the change between BM and formula all at once would upset her tummy, that's why I don't want to give it to her all at once...
    Last edited by @llli*marley-n-emily; March 24th, 2011 at 03:24 PM.

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    Are you EPing? I don't understand why she needs 20 ounces a day while you are at work and why you're giving her a bottle when you get home unless you are EPing?
    Tracie

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    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    Yes, I'm EPing... I have been trying to get her back to the breast, but it hasn't been successful. We received some horrible LC advice at 4 days and everything went downhill from there...

    I would probably not send a 5th bottle with her if we were directly breastfeeding, I'd just offer at daycare or as soon as we got home...

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    I thought that babies need between 24 and 30 ounces a day. Is she getting most of her milk when she's at the babysitter?

    There's no need to be embarrassed about EPing, I just couldn't understand the 20 ounces - that is a ton of milk to pump - which I'm sure you know!
    Tracie

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    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommy2lilah View Post
    what about 3 four ounce bottles of milk and one two ounce bottle of formula? Or will she not drink the formula plain?
    That's what I was gonna suggest. That's what we did when my daughter was little. Not those exact measurements, but she'd have as much breastmilk as I could send and then whatever else she needed that day would be formula.
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    She's been drinking about 34-36 ounces a day during the 6-month growth spurt... I pump between 28-32 ounces per day (6-7 sessions) and I had been putting in thawed milk from our freezer stash that I built up when she was 2 mo.s old. Now that it's all gone, I've been topping off the day care bottles with a little formula.

    Usually she has 4 bottles at day care (16 oz - I'm gone 10-10.5 hours), 1 bottle (4 oz.) shortly after we get home and then I let her and drink as much as she wants before bed and overnight - it's usually 12 oz, but lately it's been 14-16... So half at day care (16 oz) and half at home (16-20 oz).

    She's a great eater, but I must make lowfat milk 'cause she's in the 95% for height and the 50% for weight...
    Last edited by @llli*marley-n-emily; March 25th, 2011 at 03:45 PM.

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