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post #1441 of 1785
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Originally Posted by shoes View Post
I use 22 cal per ounce when subsituting breastmilk for food.
Fluid requirements is based on weight. You said you were part of the blenderized yahoo group, go to the files section and there's a guide there to help you figure it. Fluid requirements don't need be exact either.... my dd has a cardiac defect and so I keep her on the dry side because of that.
You'll find that the blenderized diet is much more VOLUME than just breastmilk when you hit the fluid and calorie requirements. You replace one ounce of milk, you need to make up the calories AND the fluid.

Do you bolus during the day and continuous at night?
She's continuous and off for 6 hours total during the day. We usually do 3 hours off twice a day or 2 hours off 3 times, or some variation depending on the circumstances. I'm hoping when she's older we'll be able to do some bolus, but for now, she can't seem to tolerate more than an ounce in her belly at once, and that's pushing it.

She's at 35 mls an hour now and she can go as high as 40-42 or so without puking. So we'll be ok upping the volume a bit if we have to. Or only taking her off for 4 hours. Or both.

My plan was to mix her food with 3 oz of water (which should be plenty for now since we'll only be doing 22 cal of some higher cal food). A week later, we'll decrease by another oz of milk and increase her food and another oz of water, and so on.

Since she'll be getting so little food at first, I'm considering doing a few small boluses when she's off during the day. I don't know...we'll see how much volume it ends up being first.

Since she gets so few calories, should we supplement with vitamins?
post #1442 of 1785

How much BM does your LO drink in a day?

Hey EPer's~
Just wondering how many ounces of BM your LO drinks in a day. I have read some things that say they should get 30-32 oz./day. My DS drinks btwn 25-28oz and seems to be okay with that. He also eats solids 3 times a day. Anyway--just wondering what others are doing and how it is working for you. Thanks
post #1443 of 1785
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Originally Posted by oregonmama79 View Post
Hey EPer's~
Just wondering how many ounces of BM your LO drinks in a day. I have read some things that say they should get 30-32 oz./day. My DS drinks btwn 25-28oz and seems to be okay with that. He also eats solids 3 times a day. Anyway--just wondering what others are doing and how it is working for you. Thanks

30-32 is on the high side, especially if the baby is eating solids. Remember, every baby is different so while one baby can thrive on 22 oz a day, that might practically starve another baby.

"The research tells us that exclusively breastfed babies take in an average of 25 oz (750 mL) per day between the ages of 1 month and 6 months. Different babies take in different amounts of milk; a typical range of milk intakes is 19-30 oz per day (570-900 mL per day)."

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkcalc.html

That is for 1-6 months, but I imagine their intake doesn't increase too much if they are eating plenty of solids. They might even need less.
post #1444 of 1785
DD drank about 40 oz a day from 6 months - 12 months, then went to 45+ oz. She wasn't eating solids, though. She was such as skinny thing until age 2. She is now 2.5 and drinks 32 oz of EBM and 24 oz of cow milk a day. (I am also bfing ds, so I can't try to pump more, I have to make sure he is fed first) She still doesn't eat much.
post #1445 of 1785
hi everyone. Just wanted to join in the discussion on this thread. My DD is 9 weeks old and almost exclusively bottle fed my BM. I also supplement with Nutramigen due to low supply. With More Milk Plus, Domperidone and a lot of pleading with the universe, my supply has increased, but not enough to fully meet her demands.

I'm having a really hard time with the fact that BFing hasn't worked out so well for us.
post #1446 of 1785
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Originally Posted by ScoobySnacks View Post
hi everyone. Just wanted to join in the discussion on this thread. My DD is 9 weeks old and almost exclusively bottle fed my BM. I also supplement with Nutramigen due to low supply. With More Milk Plus, Domperidone and a lot of pleading with the universe, my supply has increased, but not enough to fully meet her demands.

I'm having a really hard time with the fact that BFing hasn't worked out so well for us.
I know it can be hard when you are unable to BF but just remember you are doing an awesome thing by pumping and giving your LO EBM. Welcome to the Exclusive Pumpers Tribe...a good place to post when you are feeling frustrated. I have received much support here. Thanks Mamas!
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post #1447 of 1785
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Originally Posted by oregonmama79 View Post
Hey EPer's~
Just wondering how many ounces of BM your LO drinks in a day. I have read some things that say they should get 30-32 oz./day. My DS drinks btwn 25-28oz and seems to be okay with that. He also eats solids 3 times a day. Anyway--just wondering what others are doing and how it is working for you. Thanks
My DD basically increased her BM intake to around 30-35oz on average around 3mths or so (from what I can remember). It stayed that way with peaks(around 45) and valleys(around 25) for well past her first birthday. She was not a huge solid fan. I always fed on cue and never on a schedule so some days she was really really hungry and others not so much it really depended upon how distracted she was by the fun things in life, especially as she got older. Just let your babe tell you how much they need, you sound like you are doing fine!
post #1448 of 1785

Domperidone sources

Hi again -- I'm chugging along with pumping, and I'm up to 3 ounces a day now. That sounds so pathetic at times, but it's a great improvement over 1 ounce! And I'm slowly making my way through this whole thread.... I'm on page 25 and it gives me something to read while pumping.

I've been on Dom for 4 days now. The script was for a week's supply at a cost of $87 (US$). I'd lke to get more, but that's pretty prohibitive pricing. Someone told me she ordered some from Canada at a much lower cost. Where do you get yours? Can you share a link to the website if they have one?
post #1449 of 1785
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Originally Posted by ScoobySnacks View Post
hi everyone. Just wanted to join in the discussion on this thread. My DD is 9 weeks old and almost exclusively bottle fed my BM. I also supplement with Nutramigen due to low supply. With More Milk Plus, Domperidone and a lot of pleading with the universe, my supply has increased, but not enough to fully meet her demands.

I'm having a really hard time with the fact that BFing hasn't worked out so well for us.
I know it sucks that bfing hasn't worked out the way you wanted. We all struggle with that. Take peace in knowing that you are doing everything you can. EPers go above and beyond, especially when trying to deal with supply issues.
post #1450 of 1785
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Originally Posted by PerkyKP View Post
Hi again -- I'm chugging along with pumping, and I'm up to 3 ounces a day now. That sounds so pathetic at times, but it's a great improvement over 1 ounce! And I'm slowly making my way through this whole thread.... I'm on page 25 and it gives me something to read while pumping.

I've been on Dom for 4 days now. The script was for a week's supply at a cost of $87 (US$). I'd lke to get more, but that's pretty prohibitive pricing. Someone told me she ordered some from Canada at a much lower cost. Where do you get yours? Can you share a link to the website if they have one?

That is crazy expensive! I never bought any but heard you can get it from New Zealand for pretty cheap. Remember, any EBM is good!
post #1451 of 1785
Joining in as a relactation wannabe. I'm hopeful, somewhat that my milk ducts will finally open soon. Even if I can get up to 10 ounces a day to split between my girls I'd be SOOO happy with that. I had hoped that I'd be pumping a few ounces for their 2nd b-day tomorrow but that's a far cry wish.*sigh*, soon I hope to be able to put a happy dance input post!
post #1452 of 1785
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Originally Posted by PerkyKP View Post
Hi again -- I'm chugging along with pumping, and I'm up to 3 ounces a day now. That sounds so pathetic at times, but it's a great improvement over 1 ounce! And I'm slowly making my way through this whole thread.... I'm on page 25 and it gives me something to read while pumping.

I've been on Dom for 4 days now. The script was for a week's supply at a cost of $87 (US$). I'd lke to get more, but that's pretty prohibitive pricing. Someone told me she ordered some from Canada at a much lower cost. Where do you get yours? Can you share a link to the website if they have one?
inhousepharmacy.com

I've ordered 3 times with them already. It takes a bit to get it to you, but so worth it because it's so much cheaper!!
post #1453 of 1785
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Originally Posted by ~girlsmum~ View Post
Joining in as a relactation wannabe. I'm hopeful, somewhat that my milk ducts will finally open soon. Even if I can get up to 10 ounces a day to split between my girls I'd be SOOO happy with that. I had hoped that I'd be pumping a few ounces for their 2nd b-day tomorrow but that's a far cry wish.*sigh*, soon I hope to be able to put a happy dance input post!

We're happy to have you with us!
You're a dedicated mom!
post #1454 of 1785
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Originally Posted by shoes View Post

We're happy to have you with us!
You're a dedicated mom!
It's been such an emotional roller coaster for me, like I say I'm still not sure if it's going to be a go for me after so long but my body is aching TO pump to I've started pumping, I hope that relieving the pressure when it happens that maybe I'll have the success I'm hoping for. It can only mean good nourishment : for my baby girls!
post #1455 of 1785
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Originally Posted by oregonmama79 View Post
Hey EPer's~
Just wondering how many ounces of BM your LO drinks in a day. I have read some things that say they should get 30-32 oz./day. My DS drinks btwn 25-28oz and seems to be okay with that. He also eats solids 3 times a day. Anyway--just wondering what others are doing and how it is working for you. Thanks
DD eats solids about 3 times a day and drins about 20 - 25 0z

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Originally Posted by GooeyRN View Post
DD drank about 40 oz a day from 6 months - 12 months, then went to 45+ oz. She wasn't eating solids, though. She was such as skinny thing until age 2. She is now 2.5 and drinks 32 oz of EBM and 24 oz of cow milk a day. (I am also bfing ds, so I can't try to pump more, I have to make sure he is fed first) She still doesn't eat much.
wow, you get more pumping AND nursing than I get just pumping!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScoobySnacks View Post
hi everyone. Just wanted to join in the discussion on this thread. My DD is 9 weeks old and almost exclusively bottle fed my BM. I also supplement with Nutramigen due to low supply. With More Milk Plus, Domperidone and a lot of pleading with the universe, my supply has increased, but not enough to fully meet her demands.

I'm having a really hard time with the fact that BFing hasn't worked out so well for us.
welcome!! you're such a good mama to pump for your baby. Don't be hard on yourself about supplementing Sometimes BFing just doesn't happen the way we want it to. Can you try to latch? I've heard of babies latching as old as 5 months!

Quote:
Originally Posted by PerkyKP View Post
Hi again -- I'm chugging along with pumping, and I'm up to 3 ounces a day now. That sounds so pathetic at times, but it's a great improvement over 1 ounce! And I'm slowly making my way through this whole thread.... I'm on page 25 and it gives me something to read while pumping.

I've been on Dom for 4 days now. The script was for a week's supply at a cost of $87 (US$). I'd lke to get more, but that's pretty prohibitive pricing. Someone told me she ordered some from Canada at a much lower cost. Where do you get yours? Can you share a link to the website if they have one?
wu-hoo, you've tripled your production!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by ~girlsmum~ View Post
Joining in as a relactation wannabe. I'm hopeful, somewhat that my milk ducts will finally open soon. Even if I can get up to 10 ounces a day to split between my girls I'd be SOOO happy with that. I had hoped that I'd be pumping a few ounces for their 2nd b-day tomorrow but that's a far cry wish.*sigh*, soon I hope to be able to put a happy dance input post!
welcome!!
post #1456 of 1785
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Originally Posted by shoes View Post
inhousepharmacy.com

I've ordered 3 times with them already. It takes a bit to get it to you, but so worth it because it's so much cheaper!!
Thanks! but when I tried going there this is the message I got -

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post #1457 of 1785
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Originally Posted by GooeyRN View Post
That is crazy expensive! I never bought any but heard you can get it from New Zealand for pretty cheap. Remember, any EBM is good!
Thanks for the tip on NZ-- isn't the price crazy?

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Originally Posted by ~girlsmum~ View Post
Joining in as a relactation wannabe.
Good luck!
post #1458 of 1785
I'm considering adding Dom to my routine at the suggestion of Lenore. I think the chemo is starting to affect what little supply I have left. I don't need to keep up a huge supply, but 3-6oz a day would be nice.
post #1459 of 1785
http://www.inhousepharmacy.com/general/motilium.html

is the full web address for the domperidone (also called "motilium"), try that...
post #1460 of 1785
Daisy - latching has been a difficult and frustrating road for us. Sometimes she will, most time she refuses.
I second inhousepharmacy.com

I ordered from them and was very happy. Their prices are the best, too.
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