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  1. #11
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    Default Re: make more milk

    So, for the past week he's been only taking in 8 oz through the day, I didn't mention it because we attributed it to teething.

    But no teefies.

    So maybe you're right and this is his new normal?
    For a week he was taking 24 oz in a 12 hour period, however I wasn't nursing at 5 and 7.

    And then he went down to 16 oz during the day.

    Man... just when you think you found their normal, it changes.

    Any tips on how
    Desmond Ringo Payton [5.31.12|8 lb 14 oz|22 in.|blonde|blue|beautiful|BACK TO BREAST 6.25.12]

  2. #12
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    Default Re: make more milk

    24 oz in 12 hours was DEFINITELY overfeeding.

    Most breastfed babies take about that in 24 hours.

    I think 16 oz is actually a reasonable amount to leave for a 12 hour shift, but not if you're nursing at lunch. Then I'd think you could do 12 or even a little less. Like we've been saying, you want 1-1.5 oz/hour.


    You can call me JoMo!

    Mom to baby boy Joe, born 5/4/09 and breastfed for more than two and a half years, and baby girl Maggie, born 7/9/12.

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