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    Default pumping once a week for 7 week old

    My baby will be 7 weeks old when I will be starting a course. it is once a week and I will be gone for about 5 and a half hours. how much milk should she need while I'm gone? how long does bm stay good for. I will pump at some point during the class and put it in a cooler. do I freeze it for the next week when I get home or will it stay good in the fridge. (never done this with my first baby)
    thanks

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    Default Re: pumping once a week for 7 week old

    Here are La Leche League's milk storage guidelines.

    The general rule of thumb is 1-1.5 oz per hour your separated. So if your gone 5 hours she might take 2 - 3oz bottles, or 3 - 2oz bottles. Smaller more frequent feedings are usually preferred, but following babies cues are most important!

    Here is also a great page on bottle feeding the breastfed baby
    Jessica
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    Breastfeeding is an instinctual and natural act, but it is also an art that is learned day by day.

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