After 10 months of breastfeeding, am I producing enough?

Sabrina - posted on 07/08/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am still breastfeeding my 10 month old son. I work 3 days per week, so on those days he gets 3 bottles (5 oz each). Over the past month, I am pumping less, so I have had to drain my freezer supply to keep giving him 3 5-oz bottles per day. My question is this.... should I keep supplementing what I pump with formula once the freezer supply is gone so that he continues to get 15 oz OR should I just give him less milk? On the other 4 days per week when I am home with him, he is satisfied and getting enough, but I don't know how much that is. He breastfeeds 5 times per day and once in the middle of the night (most nights). He also eat 3 meals per day. Thanks!

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Christine - posted on 07/10/2009

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I would talk to your daycare provider and find out how much of the milk he is actually drinking. As babies start eating more solids they will naturally require less of their nutrition & calories from milk. At 10 months he may be ready to go down to two bottles a day and start taking some water or juice from a sippy cup when he is thirsty but not hungry.

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I would let him tell you. If he's not getting enough he'll let you know. Also, he may start eating more regular food to compensate, which is probably the right direction to head towards.

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