Not sure what is happening with my supply, just taking a dip due to AF or if Simon is weaning off quickly. But how much milk and or other fluids does your LO drink? I know they arent suppose to have more than 24 ounces of milk or they can become anemic, but aside from that??? I dont really know how much milk he should drink to get the amount of calcium he needs. We are only giving him 2 percent as per the doctor since he is obviously getting enough fat, but i'm wondering if we completely stop BF if i should switch to whole milk since he wont get any of the fat from bf.
So in a round about way, how many ounces of milk does your LO drink? also, how much other fluid too, since Simon is obviously not getting the hydration he once got from BF either. He always seems to take a drink when offered, but I cant just leave a sippy with him because he starts spitting it everywhere. LOL!
My peditrician says no more than 24 ounces of fluids, because you dont want them to become milk babies, where all they want to do is drink milk and juice.. You probably dont need to supplement for calcium, that is in milk, and other foods.
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oh boy, Lucas easily had more then 24 ounces of water the past couple of days!
He gets two bottles of milk a day. So 4oz when he wakes up, 4oz at bedtime. Anything else is water and he gets maybe 1.5-2 sippies of water a day plus 4-5 oz of water in the night. He drinks a lot
if you want him to get calcium from stuff besides milk you can try giving him yogurt and cheese. i know some vegetables have calcium like broccoli but not too sure what else.
Some days Aiden BFs 4 times. Other days he BFs once. It's kinda annoying. On days he BFs more, he gets maybe 4 oz of cows milk and then drinks 6 oz or so of water. When he doesn't BF much (like today), he's had 12 oz of cows milk and 8 oz of sippy water and then dank a lot of water out of MY cup (probably another 4+oz). He really hasn't been too interested in food today (molars fault) so he's definitely drinking more cows milk than he normally would.
I don't limit his water intake, instead trusting Aiden to know what he needs. I always keep a sippy cup with water out. He only gets milk when he asks (baby signing).
Right now I'm only nursing Aiden when he asks to nurse. It's really helping my sanity already. He is SO much calmer when he does nurse. He's always loved the boob, but I feel like at this point it's okay to have days where he doesn't nurse but once in the morning and other days where he nurses more. My supply is so well established by now it can weather these extremes and I think it's helping us go to letting him decide on weaning rather than me forcing him to continue if he doesn't want it.
Calcium and foods: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/calcium/
I honestly give Aiden milk because he likes it not because I think he needs it in any way. I know I get tired of water 24/7, so I know he does too. Milk helps break that up. I'm not too concerned about his calcium intake even if he wasn't BFing and drinking cows milk as long as he's eating a varied diet.
Lainey nurses 4-6 times a day. I still haven't given cow's milk b/c she does still BF, and she eats yogurt and cheese. I have no idea how many ounces of fluid she drinks. I just keep a sippy of water out and she takes a swig whenever she feels like it. And asks to BF a few times, too.
Lyla gets one 8oz sippy of milk in the morning and one before bed, sometimes if she insists on it she might get 4oz midday. So she gets about 16 - 20oz of milk a day. Otherwise she get water and we just leave a sippy of water out for her all day so she can drink whenever she wants. Sometimes she drinks a lot of water and some days hardly any.
For what its worth, I haven't a clue how much fluid Teagan gets every day. She nurses 4-5 times per day for varying amounts of time. She drinks water at daycare and when she asks for it at home. She doesn't drink cow's milk. I've tried and she just isn't a fan. She eats PLENTY of cheese and yogurt though.