Re: Thinking of weaning at 8 wks
Package your milk in small portions. 2-3 oz bottles, and some 1-2 oz "chaser" bottles. That way your caregiver can feed the baby on demand without overfeeding. And the small bottles will force the caregiver to pause the feeding, giving baby a chance to figure out whether or not he's still hungry before another bottle goes into his mouth.
You're looking to leave about 1.5 oz of milk per hour of separation. If you can't produce that much, and you end up needing to use formula to fill some gaps, that's okay. And if pumping is problematic, let us know- we may be able to Ta you through steps to take to increase supply.
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