Nursing alum, back with question for (m)

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Nursing alum, back with question for (m)
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Thu, 05-20-2010 - 1:57pm

My youngest former

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Registered: 09-10-2009
Thu, 05-20-2010 - 2:11pm

14 ounces of breastmilk does feel a little light to me at 10 months, even with all those solids. Do you know how often she's pumping? How often is baby taking bottles and how much per bottle? Has mom tried fenugreek or other milk boosters? I'm guessing mom has a good pump? Has mom replaced the white valves which can wear over time and cause loss of suction?


I would definitely focus on higher calories solids like avocado and banana and ratchet back on lower calorie ones.


Did dr. recommend anything to increase supply or only switching to formula? I'm guessing dr. didn't recommend talking to an LC?


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Thu, 05-20-2010 - 3:21pm

Thanks so much!

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Registered: 09-10-2009
Thu, 05-20-2010 - 3:32pm

Kellymom says the following: Sometime between six months and a year (as solids are introduced and slowly increased) baby's milk intake may begin to decrease, but breastmilk should provide the majority of baby's nutrition through the first year. Because of the great variability in the amount of solids that babies take during the second six months, the amount of milk will vary, too. One study found average breastmilk intake to be 30 oz per day (875 ml/day; 93% of total intake) at 7 months and 19 oz (550 ml/day; 50% of total energy intake) at 11-16 months.


I think I'd personally feel more comfortable with something in the 18-20 ounce per day range.


I'd also be interested in hearing more details about her pumping schedule, how often baby is eating, etc. I'd definitely try some fenugreek if I were her. Is there any way you can refer her in our direction and we can get some more information?


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