I've run out of milk for daycare
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Amy - posted on 11/24/2009
I would suggest adding some formula as well, but in the mean time work on other things that could get your supply up (If you decided to keep pumping). How old is your child? The first three months are the most crucial to maintaining your supply, I had issues at about 2nd or 3rd month that it was hard to keep up in general. You can always add some formula in the day (and pump what you can), and feed mostly at night. That worked great for me for a while.
I also agree, kellymom is an amazing site and very helpful!
Nadia - posted on 11/24/2009
I had the same problem. Luckily Madison is now 6 months old. She started solids about a week ago (one feeding at dinner time) and I supplement her daytime feeds with formula. I found that it took the pressure off me. If you stress about it (which you subconsciously do) then it can affect your milk supply. Any amount of breastmilk is great, but if it is necessary, let her have formula during the day.
Jen - posted on 11/24/2009
I had to start sending formula with my daughter when I also started getting less and less from the pump. I wasn't producing enough BM and my daughter was already used to formula from day 1 so I had to switch. Try to send 1 or 2 bottles of BM and at least 2 of formula. My day care recommended that my daughter always have at least 4 bottles to get her through the day.
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