Traveling...how much milk?
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|Sun, 05-16-2010 - 11:27am|
I am going out of town next weekend for a conference and will be gone 5 days! My baby will be almost 11 months. I didn't want to start introducing any cows milk for another month or two. He was born a month early and seems to be about a month behind developmentally...although with feeding him other foods I've gone off his birth schedule and he's doing really well with finger/table foods.
First, I'm wondering how much milk he should be drinking at that age? He takes anywhere from 4-8 oz from the nanny during the day and then nurses an additional 3 times at a MINIMUM. When he's teething, like last night, he nursed all night long. (Seriously!)
I am thinking he probably drinks about 15 oz a day. I just counted my freezer stash and I have 78 ounces...so if I'm right that's just enough.
Maybe I'll have DH keep formula upstairs and feed him that if he wants to eat in the middle of the night. (Maybe that will encourage night weaning, LOL.)
Or I'm wondering if I can cut back on the bottles and have DH try to get some water in him instead?
Any advice for me?
I might be able to ship some milk home in the middle of my trip, but I think it's going to be all I can do to get my pumps in. I'm hoping to be able to pump 3x/day.
What do you think about having him add an ounce of goats milk to the breastmilk to stretch it a bit? Although if he does that will it have to be tossed if he doesn't finish the bottle right away?