How mouch should a 34 month old pee?

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Registered: 04-28-2005
How mouch should a 34 month old pee?
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Sat, 09-22-2012 - 11:53am

We are hopelessly trying to potty train our 34 month old bf'd DD.  What is the rule of thumb to keep track of the amount of BM a child this age should be getting.  With younger babies its the weight of the diapers, but now I can (sometimes) get her to pee in a potty where the urine amount can be accurately measured.

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Registered: 12-21-2009
Sat, 09-22-2012 - 3:19pm

About 5-8 times oer day, about one cup total depending on how much the baby drinks. Don't forget babies this age can vary widely on the amount they drink and therefore the amount of urine. There is no specific amount of breast milk a baby 'needs' to drink at this age, some are not breastfeeding at all at this age.

If your baby is growing well and gaining well per the pediatrician and making pale urine likely that means all is well.

Kathy Kuhn IBCLC

iVillage lactation consultant

and Grammy to Brennan, Elias, Elianna, Tahlia, Makenna, Maura, Silas and Charlotte

Kathy Kuhn IBCLC ivillage lactation consultant Grammy to Brennan, Elias, Elianna, Tahlia, Makenna, Maura, Silas, and Charlotte

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Registered: 04-13-2008
Thu, 10-04-2012 - 7:40pm

The amount of breastmilk is likely just following her demand.

Other fluids such as water will be part of her overall intake, and some foods she eats such as fruit, will also contain water.

For her age and into adulthood, if her urine is pale coloured like straw, then she is having enough overall fluid intake. The first times she goes in the morning may be a bit darker. If she is not getting enough fluid, this shows by the urine being darker, but she is not relying on breastmilk for her entire fluid intake.

Teresa