Hello all! Hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!
I have decided to wean my LO from breastfeeding as of yesterday. It was a hard decision, but after one too many bites with 2 sharp little teeth, I had to. We made it to 10 months, but I was a little disappointed with myself since I was hoping for a year. I have converted to pumping once maybe twice a day if I'll need to, but getting very little and having to supplement with formula as my stash is critically low.
So my question is...
How much and how often should I be giving my LO a bottle if I am giving her 3 meals a day (with an occasional cracker/cheerio snack here and there)? She takes about 4-6 ounces of milk each time, but sometimes she only takes 3 bottles during the day when she's at home with DH. When she was at my mom's she would take 3-4 bottles plus 2 breastfeeding sessions in a whole day. Now that the breasfeeding has stopped I am unsure of how much to bottlefeed her. She eats her solids like a champ. The pedi has told me that she should be getting about 20 ounces of "dairy" (meaning breastmilk or formula, not including yogurt, which she gets as her lunch). With the breastfeeding, I wasn't concerned about it, but now that we are bottlefeeding it seems to be more of an issue for me.
Any thoughts or suggestions?