When Supply is Not Enough
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|Sun, 01-23-2011 - 4:47pm|
I am a low-to-average producer. Right now I'm just able to keep up with DS's demands, but I have a feeling that he'll be needing more than I can produce in the near future. So, I have a couple questions:
1. I have about 100 oz's in the freezer from the early weeks when I was pumping much more than he needed. Should I use that supply up first before supplementing with formula or should I hold on to it as long as I can?
2. When supplementing with formula, I plan to mix it in with the BM. I will probably only need to do this for 1-2 feeds a day. I know there is a difference in the amount a baby will need of BM vs. formula. So, how much formula should I use? For example, if DS takes 3 oz of BM per feed, would I just top the bottle up with formula to 3oz, or give him more than that?
Any other tips about supplementing would be much appreciated!