Hey ladies! So yay we've made it to 9 months exclusively breastfeeding and Ben is doing great! He's been taking a sippy cup for about a month with water(sometimes juice) and it's finally drinking from it. Our 6th wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of January and we plan to go away for 3 days(2 nights). I have a medela pump but have really only tried it twice. Ben refused the bottle so I'm hoping to try again or give him the pumped milk in a cup. He's nursing about 5-6 times during the day and 2-3 at night in addition to 6-8 oz of baby food 3 times a day. Not sure how to estimate the ounces that equals out to. My question is how much should I plan to leave? And is the best way to stock up to pump after each feeding? Wish me luck! TIA
How many oz of BM does he drink during each feeding? That will tell you how much BM you will need to leave for him to have each day. Freezing your BM in medela BM bags is the best way to save it, as your milk is good for up to 5 months that way! Good luck!
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My guess is around 24-35oz a day for a 9 month old. I also second the freezing of the medela bags. Don't overfill them either, it will cause leaks! learned that the hard way!
Glad to know I wasn't way off on the estimate!
How is the pumping going?
sounds good! Yeah, so tough when you have a cold, both on him and you! Glad you found a bottle that he likes though! I went through 6 different types before Olivia would take one!