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For those that work full time and have/had to pump how long were you able to keep up with your LO's supply? I am doing well right now but am worried for when it is time to up the ozs he is taking because I only pump about 1-1.5 extra ozs per day.
I have a decent freezer stash - around 250 ozs right now. I always pump on days off and weekends an hour after the first morning feed just to get that little extra to freeze or send on Monday's since I rotate my stock with what I pump on Friday.
Another girl in my office ended up having to supplement with formula at about 4 months because her daughter started drinking more than she could produce.
I know I shouldnt worry as that could affect my supply but I just wanted to know how others are doing or did...
Lucy is about 7 1/2 months and I haven't had any trouble meeting her needs. (Knock on wood) I've had a few supply dips but have always bounced back in a day or two. (That's what the stash is for) She also hasn't really increased her BM intake bottle wise. She's consistently taken about 4 1/2 to 5 oz at a time and usually 3 bottles a day, sometimes 4. She's also on solids twice a day and she gets one of these feedings at daycare.
I've read and was told by my Dr that BF'd babies don't really increase their intake much past 3-4 mos because your milk kind of "grows" with them if that makes sense. I can't remember where I read it so I can't post a link but maybe someone else will have it.
It sounds like you are doing a great job. Keep up the good work!
That makes me feel better... I started sending 3.5 ozs instead of 3 because they felt like he was still hungry but he still mainly eats every 2 hours sometimes 3 so it didnt really hold him over any longer...
I was just thinking I might have to send more and didnt know if I would be able to.