40-ish ounces a day...Unfortunately not me...

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Registered: 11-07-2010
40-ish ounces a day...Unfortunately not me...
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Tue, 04-19-2011 - 4:02pm

Hey there -

I need some BTDT from the pro-EPers... Emily will be 7 months old next week.

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Registered: 10-14-2010
Oh, the fabulous stomach bug. Katie doesn't go to daycare and she got it...TWICE...for two weeks the first time and just over a week the second time. She normally consumes around 20oz a day, and she was drinking 40oz for a few days after each bout with the barfs. So there is hope that it will slow down! As long as you're not feeding your baby for comfort whenever she is grumpy (which I am sure you are not doing!), I don't think you can really be feeding her too much. Especially if her weight is on ly 25th percentile--she knows what she needs and how much. You are doing a great job with the pumping--if I were you I would relax (ha, don't you love it when people tell you that), keep doing what you're doing, and supplement when needed. My supply was about the same as yours, with a similar trend, but my daughter ate a lot less (and is 75th percentile in weight, go figure!).

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Registered: 11-07-2010

75th percentile on so little?

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Registered: 10-24-2008

More likely than low-cal milk is that your LO has a high metabolism. My DS is 15 months now, so eating solids and drinking CM (weaned him at 1 when I got pregnant with his little-brother-to-be). So I can more easily calculate exactly how many calories he is getting. He has always been little (i.e. 10 percentile or lower for weight, although 50-60 for height, so keeping his pants on is a challenge!) while eating what seemed to be a lot to me. Now that I can really calculate his food intake, he eats over 1250 calories per day, which is a LOT for a baby his age, but is still very skinny. His older sister, on the other hand, ate less than him, but was always above the 50th percentile for weight. He has good color, is active, and no anemia, etc., so the ped is happy. I think it is genetic - I'm small (5'1" and 120 lbs when not pregnant) but normally eat more than my 200 lb husband, and WAYmore when pregnant or pumping (as in 3000-3500 calories per day just to barely make the desired weight gain when pregnant, and at least slow my weight loss when pumping - got down to ~110 lbs with both kids before I weaned no matter how hard I tried to "maintain"). So I guess as long as me and my DS live in a society with plenty of food we are OK - we will be the first to starve in a famine!

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Registered: 10-14-2010

Yes, so when your daughter is trying out for Next Top Model, mine will be auditioning for biggest loser!

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