My Peanut is fast approaching 1

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My Peanut is fast approaching 1
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Mon, 11-28-2011 - 11:09am
How the heck did that happen? DS is going to be 1 in a little more than six weeks. We're traveling for the week before and after his birthday on January 7 since I was the genius who decided to run a half marathon on his birthday. It seemed like such a great idea last march! So I guess the plan will be to see if I can get off the pump while on vacay and officially HUTH upon my return. Wow this was a fast year! Any recommendations for dealing with the HUTH scenario?

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Mon, 11-28-2011 - 8:48pm
I think HUTH over a vacation is a handy way to do it. You can start to cut back on your pumps the last couple weeks before you leave, then just not pump when you come back. Usually at that point, your body can adjust to BFing more on weekends and no pumping on week days.

Since when I had both girls I was on a university schedule, that's how it worked for me. I was on winter break when DD1 turned 1 and didn't pump after break. I was on summer break when DD2 turned 1 and same thing. (Actually I was able to HUTH at 11 months w/ her, except for the 2 days/nights I was in the hospital for my surgery).

 


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Mon, 11-28-2011 - 9:06pm
I feel a bit like a dolt but what about sending milk to DCP? DS has two meals of solids daily, generally lunch and dinner on weekdays. At DCP, he has lunch plus 14 ozs and a snack then nursing twice plus dinner at night. Should I be thinking about adding a third meal of solids?

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 8:49am
What is his daycare meal/milk schedule like? For instance, I started Peter getting bottles every three hours (8:30, 11:30, 2:30, 5ish). Then we added in lunch at 11:15, then a couple months later, breakfast at 8:15. He started getting whole milk (4oz) at breakfast and added in a snack at 2:30. Then we dropped the 5ish bottle. Now he gets breakfast at 8:15 with milk, lunch around 11:15 with breastmilk, and a snack around 3 with milk or water. I nurse him when I pick him up at 5:45. If DH picks him up, he gives him a snack at home to hold him over until I get there.

Oh, and this schedule is pretty similar to what he was getting at 12 months, except he only got one cup of whole milk, and two cups of breastmilk at that point.

Good luck HUTH!
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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 3:48pm
DCP is good with reading his signals so he has a bottle at around 9:30, lunch around 11:30, bottle at about 2:30 and another at 4ish. Then he nurses when I get home around 6:15 with dinner following. We do bath and nurse again before he falls asleep around 8ish. Then it all begins again with 7 wake up and nurse unless he wakes in the night which is inconsistent.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 8:16pm
I would say you can add in more solids at daycare and slowly decrease the bottles. You still have stash, too, right? So you can send thawed milk even after you HUTH. And I would also suggest switching to sippy cups (or straw cups).

 


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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 8:21pm
He eats big meals so it would need to be breakfast. I do have a massive stash, spencer...like 2000 ounces. He does use straw cups for water and sometimes milk' depends on the day.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility