Almost at 6 months.....what to do?

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Almost at 6 months.....what to do?
Mon, 04-14-2008 - 10:52pm

So Chase is 5 months tomorrow and my goal has always been to EP for 6 months.

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Registered: 01-14-2008
Mon, 04-14-2008 - 11:51pm

I hear you on the guilt thing... we should just be proud of all of our hard work, but the mommy guilt... ugh.

My goal has always been around 6-8 mos. But, DS wouldn't drink frozen milk straight. And let me tell you that was not part of my plan!! Soo... now that I'm almost at 7 mos, and have a fairly big freezer stash, I've cut back to 2 x/ day and I mix fresh with frozen. Of course my supply is way lower, but I make enough to mix fresh and frozen to a ratiio (1:3) that my LM finds acceptable to his most refined palate. I'll probably just keep going at 2x/day until my freezer stash runs out. I must say I have a lot more freedom at 2x/day. Anyways, that's been my experience with it.

Oh, and I think you should try giving your LO frozen milk before you wean...just to make sure he'll take it.


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Tue, 04-15-2008 - 9:12am

The guilt thing is so hard, but once you know you are ready, it gets easier. I was hoping to continue my 3X for a while, but now at 5 months I am trying to go 2X to make more time for DH and DDs.

I make double of what DD takes, so have a freezer stash.


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Registered: 03-13-2008
Wed, 04-16-2008 - 8:32am

I would definately try feeding your DS frozen to be sure he will take it, like another pp'er said, Parker also wouldn't take it frozen and I had nearly 1000 oz's frozen!