Hello....

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-13-2010
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Mon, 12-13-2010 - 1:36pm

Hello, I am new to this group and I am extremely happy that I found this group.

My LO will turn 6 months in 1 week.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-29-2010
In reply to: sarah_white
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 7:50am

Welcome and congrats on making it to 6 months! The hard part is now over!

I'm at 13.5 months PP and my supply didn't drop until I went to 3 sessions. If you want to pump to 2 years I would recommend staying at 4 sessions for a long time.

At 6 months my DD was drinking around 33 ounces. The maximum she ever took was 36 ounces and that was during a growth spurt.

DD didn't drop down from 33 ounces until she was around

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-13-2010
In reply to: sarah_white
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 9:15am

Thank you for your valuable input.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-14-2010
In reply to: sarah_white
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 9:38am
Hello. I would second pp about staying at 4 for awhile, if you want to go up to 2 years. I did have a drop in my supply when cut back to 4. My son has always been a big milk eater, and starting solids has not really affected it much, he still loves his milk (13 months now). At 6 months he was drinking around 36 oz's ( more when having a growth spurt). He stayed at that till probably 10 months. Then he started eating a bit more solids and his milk intake dropped to 30 on most days. I only used BM at first to prepare cereal, all the rest I mixed with it's own juices ( like cooked veggies and fruits). Now I really don't use BM in food at all, I would rather him drink it then waisting in food if he doesn't finish it...anyway, you know your baby better, know how much milk your LO takes, so only you can figure out how much milk you need to make:)) but I would not recommend dropping more then to 4 pumps till your LO really cuts back on milk intake. I lost probably about 10-15 oz's when dropped to 3, and I was an HVP.