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August 8th, 2012, 03:13 PM
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I am pretty sure I am at the point where I need to start supplementing with formula. On my works days I pump and I am lucky if I pump 10oz. He drinks 15oz while I am away so I have been pulling from my freezer stash for a little while now to make up for that extra bottle. On my off days I BF him as often as he wants but in the late afternoon I have noticed that he isn't satisfied. I am thinking about BF like normal and then offer 2oz of formula.
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August 8th, 2012, 10:23 PM
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You do whatever you feel is right for your kiddo. Maybe increase his solids intake just enough to make up for that little bit? That's what I did for Lily when it seemed like she wasn't quite getting enough out of me. Then again, she hates formula, so that was my only option. Seems to be working for us. I upped her from 2 second foods a day (lunch and dinner) plus however many nursing sessions she asks for to 2 third foods a day plus the nursing she already she got and still gets. We were struggling with sleeping through the night, though and that was another big motivation for me lol. I hope whatever you decide on works for you and him!
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August 9th, 2012, 08:51 AM
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On your days off are you pumping like after you nurse to increase your supply so you can pump more when working?
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August 9th, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Jordan already eats BLD plus nurses 5-6 times a day. I really don't think any more solids are needed at this point. He eats a lot and then still drinks 25-30oz of BM.

I do not pump on my off days and if I do it is right before I go to bed to top off the next days bottle with an oz or 2. I stopped pumping at home a while ago because if you believe it, I had had so much frozen milk I didnt have room for more! But now I need it. I guess I could try to pump more at home but I kinda hated thoses days, Always hooked up to the pump.
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August 9th, 2012, 11:34 AM
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Do it while you're watching tv, laying in bed, reading a magazine something like that! Good luck!
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August 9th, 2012, 12:26 PM
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August 9th, 2012, 02:27 PM
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I hated pumping at home too! For one thing it dirtied my pump parts again and you're just stuck in one place.

I think you've done amazing to make it to this point, I definitely wouldn't feel guilty about having to supplement that little bit. I can't imagine how tired you are of pumping. I was BURNT OUT when school got out back in June and am pretty relieved I don't have to worry about it this school year.
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August 10th, 2012, 09:41 AM
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I don't mind pumping at work, honestly it makes be take a break, lol. But I just don't feel the need to pump at home any extra. For a while I was over producing so much that I ran out of freezer space. So I cut back when that happened. I don't feel guilty like I did with DD because I am only short a few oz a day and he is almost 9 months. I didn't expect to make it even this long!
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