Re: Breastmilk composition after around 6 months
the milk does get more concentrated, as i've recently read in several books, to compensate for babies nursing less. i've heard that this is after a year or so, but it makes sense that it would be a gradual process. tomorrow i can look it up in the Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple to confirm it. but babies are born with iron reserves to take them through 6-9 or 9-12 months, depending on who you ask. their milk intake in oz is actually pretty much stable from 6ish weeks to 6 months, when it begins to decline as they take in more solids.
ETA: in contrast to formula, which is the same all the time, so amounts have to be increased as babies grow.
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