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    Default Am I feeding enough??

    I send LO (who is 5 months today!!!!) to DC with 5 3 oz bottles. He is there from 6am to 6pm. Is that enough? Should I send more?
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    Default Re: Am I feeding enough??

    What you are sending sounds pretty good to me. If anything, I think it's better to send him with more than enough..especially if you can't leave work to drop off more milk to the daycare, should he go through what you sent with him. This link should be helpful
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkcalc.html
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    Default Re: Am I feeding enough??

    The general rule of thumb is 1 to 1.5 oz for every hour you are away. So, yes. The amount you are sending sounds reasonable.

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    Default Re: Am I feeding enough??

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*yoginimama View Post
    The general rule of thumb is 1 to 1.5 oz for every hour you are away. So, yes. The amount you are sending sounds reasonable.
    he may have growth spurts and need more sometimes, but overall, the amount you send shouldnt need to go up.

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