New with question re: daycare & EBM
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|Thu, 07-30-2009 - 11:29am|
I’ve never posted to this board before but have always lurked and have always found my concerns/questions answered. I’m sure this has been discussed before but I can’t find it in recent history. So here it goes and thank you in advance for reading this!!
I’m going back to work full-time in September and am currently in the process of transitioning my LO into daycare. I have been exclusively BF Liam since birth (he’ll be 1 on Sept 9th) and have never used bottles so I’m trying to avoid them. I also want to continue to BF him until at least 2 yrs old. Since 6 months old he has been using a sippy cup for water at meals and now is a pro at them. I’ve also given him some breast milk in it too and had no problems with him drinking it. My problem is that I figured I could just pump and give Liam breast milk in sippy cups at daycare but he won’t really drink them there. I don’t understand because if I give him the cup he takes it and drinks it without a problem. I’ve thought that maybe it is due to the distractions and have asked them to hold him and sort of treat it like a bottle right now to make him drink it. That seems to be working but he still isn’t drinking the amount I would like him to have. When he is with my I nurse him every 2-3 hrs and we cosleep so he nurses all night long so should I be concerned about the amount of breastmilk he is getting at daycare if I’m sure he’s getting enough the rest of the day? I was thinking of giving him 2 x 4oz sippy cups of breastmilk for a 7am-3:30pm day, is that enough? If he should be drinking more should I just give up on sippy cups and just give a bottle? TIA!!