6 Months ! Whoohoo!

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Registered: 01-26-2011
6 Months ! Whoohoo!
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Sun, 05-01-2011 - 6:55pm

Hi Mommas

Babe is 6 months old today! Can't believe I

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Registered: 10-14-2010
Sun, 05-01-2011 - 7:30pm
Congratulations and great job!

I can't comment on the supply drop because my supply wasn't quite as good as yours. You would probably have better luck than I did dropping to 3 since you are doing so well at 4. However, I can say it might be a while before your baby replaces some milk with food. We started oatmeal at 6 months, and it wasn't till 8 months when we bumped up to 3 meals a day that her consumption dropped a significant amount.

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Registered: 02-09-2011
Sun, 05-01-2011 - 8:51pm
Congrats!!! good work momma:) I hope the blisters heal ok. I've had a blister on each side for months now. I figure they are just there until this EPing business is done! ha. All part of the fun. I dropped to 3 pumps about 3 weeks ago now. (well a couple times a week I do 4) So far so good. I haven't noticed a huge change in supply. I have never counted ounces - but I am still keeping up and freezing a little bit. I maybe lost 2-3 oz? I started out with low supply and now I am about average supply. 3x a day is MUCH easier and it is helping me to hang in there! I take one day at a time and also struggle with how long to keep it up. I do think that 3x is going to keep me going longer than I would have otherwise. (I'm also just over 6 months). We started solids but so far it hasn't changed much in milk intake. I would guess you may be ok since your max production was higher than mine. You could give it a try and add a pump back in if you feel the need. Good luck and well DONE!!!!!