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Thread: How much breastmilk needed for antibodies?

  1. #1
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    Default How much breastmilk needed for antibodies?

    At four months I was told to start giving my BF son solids. (I'm thinking that was too soon because he started losing weight). However, he did have a tongue tie which attributed to his lack of milk (I'm guessing). He BF about twice a day and not for very long before I have to give him formula.

    My question is:

    If he's only breast feeding for maybe ten minutes a day total, and I don't think he's getting all that much, is it still beneficial for him when it comes to getting antibodies? He's 8 1/2 months old and I'm not sure if I should just give it up or continue for as long as he's willing.

    Would appreciate any feedback.

    Thanks,

    Karen

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    Default Re: How much breastmilk needed for antibodies?

    Do you hear him sucking and swallowing so that you know he is drinking some milk? If you do, then I say keep it up as long as he wants because ANY breastmilk is better then NO breastmilk. So whatever he is getting from you he is benefitting from nutritionally and emotionally.

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    Default Re: How much breastmilk needed for antibodies?

    I agree! From what I've read, and from what doctors have said, the more breastmilk the better, and the longer the better!

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    Default Re: How much breastmilk needed for antibodies?

    Keep it up! Offer more often, even. It's worth it.

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