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My ds is 14 mo. I pumped for him for a long time, but for about the last month I've been back at work without pumping.<br><br>
So, I nurse him in the evening, during the night, and early in the morning. He gets at least three nursing sessions a day, if not more. But, my breasts don't really feel "full" any more, and I'm not sure how much milk he is really getting.<br><br>
Our new daycare wants to give him milk, even though I explained that I bf at night, so he's still getting human milk.<br><br>
So, how much milk do you think he needs? Since he's no longer getting ebm during the day, should I supplement with cow's milk?<br><br>
TIA! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
(PS. I'm cross-posting this in EBF)
 

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I went back to work when DS was 10 months old and I couldn't pump worth beans <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> So he ended up with a schedule pretty well identical to what you have with free nursing on the weekends.<br><br>
We started giving vanilla soymilk in a cup around 11 months or so (only about 2 oz a day) more for the experience of drinking from a cup than to "replace" anything.<br><br>
I got laid off when DS was 15 months and my milk supply is nearly back to what it was LOL!<br><br>
HTH<br><br>
Steph
 

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Human beings don't really ever NEED cows milk. Often times the less full feeling is just a result of your supply and demand finally catching up with each other. You could always give him water or something else while the other children have milk. If he is only nursing at night it might be good to give him some water during the day to keep him hydrated. Also there are alot of other sources of nutrients out there than just milk. Cheese, spinanch, yogurt etc are all excellent sources of calcium. Human milk really is best even for a 14 month old. Your dedication is really impressive.
 

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Funny, I just asked my dr. about this one. I am starting to wean and all my dd's grandmas were asking me if I were giving her cow's milk yet. I did actually let dd try it but it gave her gas so I didn't give it to her again. Anyway... long story short... the ped. said that cow's milk wasn't necessary. You can give soy (fortified) and water as long as baby is getting enough fat and calcium from other sources. Our dd eats yogurt every morning and loves cheese so I think I'm going to hold off on the milk.<br><br>
tuffykenwell... the vanilla soy... is there a lot of sugar in that? I tried regular soy and dd didn't like the taste.
 

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Any extra two cents. We are one of the only countries that drink cows milk. I lived in denmark for 8 months and people only use milk in cooking and to put in other things. They do tons of cheese and yougurt. Boy do I miss Danish cheese and yougurt.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
 
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