Re: How much EBM do you send to daycare for a 16 month old?
I think at this point you could send as much as you want and can manage to pump. It sounds like you're only nursing 2x a day? Is that right? You want to try to make it about 3-5 times a day nursing. At the time LO was 16 months, I wanted to make sure she had the equivalent at that time of 3-5 "nursing" sessions a day, made up with pumped milk. I tried to have about 3-4 oz at least around that time -- but whatever I pumped at that point (2x a day) was what I had. I didn't really pump extra to make up for it. But I guess it depends on how much you feel comfortable leaving, depending on how much your daughter's eating as far as solids and your opinion on her health overall. By the time my LO started refusing breast milk totally, around 22 months, I was only pumping 1x a day and was lucky to get 1.5 oz. total. Now we're down to 3-4 total nursing sessions on good days, so I'm fine with not pumping at all. We're at nearly 2 years, though.
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