Re: Hindmilk Alone
I wouldn't say that what you're doing is bad, but I am not sure I'd do it any more. I don't know if a creamier-than-average diet is deficient in lactose or whether it's too fatty- but there's a reason that milk is the way it is, YK?
Say you leave the milk in the fridge to settle- about how much fat is sitting on the first 3 oz, and how much on the stuff you're feeding your baby? If you're still seeing a pretty normal ratio of cream to skim in the bottles you're giving your baby, then it's probably okay. But if the bottles you are giving her are half or more than half cream, I would try to shoot for a more balanced bottle, with maybe 1/3 cream and 2/3 skim, or even less. When I was pumping, I typically saw bottles that were about 1/4 cream and 3/4 skim.
Don't worry too much! As long as your baby is growing normally and meeting milestones, I'm willing to bet you're meeting her needs.
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