How much to pump

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Registered: 03-27-2003
How much to pump
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Sun, 10-25-2009 - 10:40pm
So over Thanksgiving I will be away from my LO for about 48 hours. How much milk should I have pumped so my husband can feed her while I am gone? She will be 9 months old, almost 10 months. It is not possible for me to take her with me or I would. At this age is it still 1 oz per hour, or maybe a little more?
Tiffini
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Registered: 07-25-2006
Mon, 10-26-2009 - 8:49am

If she's getting solids, it's sometimes a little bit less. But I would err on the side of caution and do at least an ounce/hour. Keep in mind doing some 'momsicles' that baby might enjoy rather than a bottle everytime.


You'll be pumping while you're away, correct?

 

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 10-26-2009 - 9:33am
Yep, I will be pumping while I am away. I am just trying to figure out what to do with the milk. I will be in the car most of the time. I really don't want to dump it, but I don't know what to do with it. Any suggestions?
Tiffini
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Mon, 10-26-2009 - 9:54am

I believe Paula had lots of good tips on this page: http://www.mother-2-mother.com/bfandtraveling.htm


Ugh, I hate to think of any mik being wasted :( Not trying to be super nosy, but if you give us a bit more info on the trip, we might have some addl ideas for you.