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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Not enough for tomorrow. :(

    Yeah, the overfeeding thing is definitely some cause of the stress -- they always send home any food he doesn't eat, so technically I should have an extra bottle that can go back with him the next day (unfortunately they don't actually keep it in their fridge, they make you take it home, I'm guessing for liability purposes in case it goes bad? I always travel with several cooler packs now, haha). Right now he's eating all the bottles but so far they haven't had to call us and say they ran out of food -- there was one day last week where they thought they might have to call us and say they'd run out.

    My DH sent a nice email to the center today, and they immediately called him to discuss it. Waiting to hear how that turns out. He always visits DS in the afternoons and came back today and said, "you sent 18 ounces today AND nursed him at lunch, and they only have one bottle left, which he'll eat this afternoon. They are DEFINITELY overfeeding him."

    So yeah, mskalinin, he definitely should only need 4 3-oz. bottles which for a while I was able to provide nicely, with some padding even. And then today my pumping was surprisingly less than productive. But I'll be a pumping machine tonight and through the wee hours.
    First-time mom to Markus, August 17, 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*joe.s.mom View Post
    Oh, gosh, I TOTALLY get it! It's not just formula, it's like, symbolic or something. I was the same way.
    I'm glad I'm not the only one. I mean, I'm a person who never cries. EV.ER. And in the car the other day when we came back from our house and power outage to discover that his daycare food for today had thawed in the freezer and I thought it might have gone bad, I thought about having to get formula and actually teared up. (Then we realized the food was still usable, so DH fed DS all day from the bottles that thawed and I pumped to replace them. Whew.)
    First-time mom to Markus, August 17, 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*Hellchick View Post
    I'm glad I'm not the only one. I mean, I'm a person who never cries. EV.ER. And in the car the other day when we came back from our house and power outage to discover that his daycare food for today had thawed in the freezer and I thought it might have gone bad, I thought about having to get formula and actually teared up. (Then we realized the food was still usable, so DH fed DS all day from the bottles that thawed and I pumped to replace them. Whew.)
    I would have bawled. (Mind you, I cry at Nike commercials. I'm not what you'd call "stoic." BUT. That is awful. I really feel for you.)


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    Oh man, that is a lot of milk they are feeding him
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    Sorry you had no power bwcauset of the storm.... I live near Seattle and was worried about put power and me tiny stash. It's not much but I need it every once in a while. Glad all worked out.

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    Thanks for the advice and assurance, ladies! I got up in the wee hours of the morning and managed to pump three ounces...that's a whole bottle, so that really helped. Plus I did my extra pumping sessions after DS went to bed and managed to get a total of five bottles, about three of which have 3-3.5 ounces in them and two have about 2.5-3 ounces in them. That should be totally fine today even if they go through all five. I feel much better because what I pumped this morning before leaving the house didn't have to go with me to daycare, so I'm already on track and not a bottle behind for tomorrow's batch of food.
    First-time mom to Markus, August 17, 2011.

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    Let us know how they respond to the talk about over feeding.

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    Will he take any type of bottle? You could send the same number of bottles but put fewer ounces in them. I liked the Playtex Dropins, 4 ounce size for that. My DCP couldn't tell if there were 3 ounces or 4 ounces in there. Or 2.5.
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    That's a lot of milk DCP is giving your DS. W is also 5 months and I take 3 4oz bottles to DC, some days he eats them all some he only eats 2 and I am gone for 9.5 hr. W prefers to nurse and makes up for it when he is with me. Between 5:15pm and 7:45am he will nurse 6-8 times or more.

    That's sucks so much about your freezer stash I would be devistated. If you happen to loose power like this again do you have family in the area that would let you use their freezer?
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    Whew. I'm so glad you were able to milk enough milk for TODAY. That was the first big hurdle. (And I knew it - those early morning pumping sessions ROCK, I know from experience! )

    One thing at a time. Next up: Big talk with your DCP.


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