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    Default How much breast milk?

    I want to avoid giving my son cow's milk so I'm planning to try to wean him from the breast, but I want to still pump & give him enough milk to avoid introducing cow's milk. (sorry for the run on sentence) How much milk will he need a day to avoid the need for cow's milk? I've read that it's 3-4 nursings a day, but if I pumped how many ounces would that be?
    Steff, proud mom to:
    Ian (6) born naturally
    breastfed from 7/3/06 to 6/16/08
    &
    Erin (4) born naturally (with Hypnobirthing)
    breastfed from 5/18/08 to around 5/18/10
    &
    Seamus (3), my allergy baby, born naturally (with slacker Hypnobirthing) breastfed from 12/28/09 to 8/20/11
    &
    Connor (1) breastfed from 12/28/11 to current



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    Default Re: How much breast milk?

    I took a look at kellymom and the calculators there are very helpful http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkcalc.html It says 19 oz is average for 11-16 mo's. I agree with this as I pumped w DD and she fell right in that guideline.

    Mama to DD Mariah 04/03 2lbs 8oz BF 2yrs 1 day!
    DS Ryan 07/06 4lbs 15 oz No solids until 18 mo's!
    "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" Gandhi

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    Default Re: How much breast milk?

    I think the minimum is 16 oz but depending on your LO's solid intake it can be a little more.

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    Default Re: How much breast milk?

    Thank you. I looked on Kellymom, but didn't see that.
    Steff, proud mom to:
    Ian (6) born naturally
    breastfed from 7/3/06 to 6/16/08
    &
    Erin (4) born naturally (with Hypnobirthing)
    breastfed from 5/18/08 to around 5/18/10
    &
    Seamus (3), my allergy baby, born naturally (with slacker Hypnobirthing) breastfed from 12/28/09 to 8/20/11
    &
    Connor (1) breastfed from 12/28/11 to current



    Ian's age ticker Erin's age ticker Seamus' age ticker
    Connor's age ticker


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    Default Re: How much breast milk?

    At a year DD used a cup with a straw. We have tried some expressed milk in a cup with a straw w Ds and he did great. I am considering doing the same thing as far as pumping goes. I will have to wait until DS eats however

    Mama to DD Mariah 04/03 2lbs 8oz BF 2yrs 1 day!
    DS Ryan 07/06 4lbs 15 oz No solids until 18 mo's!
    "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" Gandhi

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    Default Re: How much breast milk?

    My son uses a cup with a straw too, so maybe I'll try that. He does like to take the straw out of the cup sometimes & play with it or chew on it though! He thinks everything is there for his amusement.
    Steff, proud mom to:
    Ian (6) born naturally
    breastfed from 7/3/06 to 6/16/08
    &
    Erin (4) born naturally (with Hypnobirthing)
    breastfed from 5/18/08 to around 5/18/10
    &
    Seamus (3), my allergy baby, born naturally (with slacker Hypnobirthing) breastfed from 12/28/09 to 8/20/11
    &
    Connor (1) breastfed from 12/28/11 to current



    Ian's age ticker Erin's age ticker Seamus' age ticker
    Connor's age ticker


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