Re: Feeling the need to wean (10 months)
This seems a bit low for a 10 month old baby. Let's say she gets about 2-4 oz at the breast... Plus the 4 oz bottle... That would mean she'd be getting somewhere between 10 and 24 oz of milk per day. 24 oz would be fine. 10 would be low, considering that breastmilk is supposed to make up the majority of a child's nutritional intake until she's a year old, and most kids need about 8 feedings a day to get to a place where breastmilk makes up most of their calories. Maybe 5-8 feedings when they're closing in on a year. If you can't see your way to pumping more, would you consider offering some formula at daycare? I'm not a huge fan of formula, but until a year I feel that it's important to supplement with that in preference to solids and water. While formula isn't as perfect as breastmilk, it does provide balanced nutrition- it has pretty much the same proportions of fat/protein/carbohydrates as breast milk- and it's hard to replicate that balance using solids.
Originally Posted by @llli*wendy300
Last edited by @llli*mommal; December 30th, 2012 at 06:19 AM.
Reason: Redid the arithmetic... Duhhh...
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