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DS has been in daycare since he was 6 weeks old. He hasn't had any problem going back and forth from the boob to the bottle. He is now 17 months old and is refusing BM at daycare. We don't do any other milks. When we are home and together ALL he does is nurse. I'm not bothered by this...but I'm wondering if this is okay or if I should encourage his DCP to get the milk in him while I'm gone. I am still pumping and am getting quite a stash....it seems to me like she may not be offering....<br><br>
Any BTDT's? Just curious if this is something that should concern me. I don't mind spending our nights and evenings nursing and if he is just needing the mama attached to the milk that's fine by me...it's just not usual for him so a little flag went up and I wasn't sure how to approach it. Let it be? Make suggestions for DCP to offer more...change bottle/cups etc that she uses? offer at different times...or just wait for him to ask for it? He drinks water from his sippy there.
 

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I would ask that they put BM in his sippy cup instead of water since you have a great supply. If your dc is still getting it from a bottle it may be time for a change. My dd wouldn't take a bottle actually and she enjoyed her milk in a sippy from about 5 months old. You can also try a cup with a straw for a little twist on things!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> HTH!
 

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He probably doesn't need milk at daycare if he's getting enough at home. You could always have DCP offer him a sippy cup of bm with his lunch or snacks. (That's the only way my DD will drink her bm in a sippy.) I've been cutting back on how much bm I send to daycare (4oz sippy cups instead of 5-6oz bottles), and DD just nurses longer at lunch and before dinner. And actually, the more I think about it, the nicer it would be to be able to just nurse DD longer and not have to pump while I'm working. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> If he's eating well and nursing well at home, he should be fine.
 

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my ds stopped taking bottles of EBM at daycare when he was 13 months old. i kept pumping for a few months beyond that. i also kept sending EBM until he was 14 months old. just in case...<br><br>
he drinks water now at daycare. some of the other kids in his cohort drink cow's milk or soy milk. ds won't drink anything out of a cup if it looks like milk (i've tried giving him almond milk).
 

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My dd has taken 3 4oz bottles of EBM every day at daycare since she was 4 months old. She recently turned one, and she has moved to the toddler room. She is so active now that she doesn't need the "suck factor" like she used to. She also eats lunch there. I have cut back to sending her two 4 oz bottles. She takes them as she lays down for naps there.<br><br>
I am a teacher, and we are almost out for the summer. When we go back in August, I plan on not sending any BM to daycare. The hassle I go through to pump just isn't worth it for only sending 8 oz. Especially when I don't have a private classroom next year. I will continue to nurse her before and after school, and any other time she wants to nurse, but will officially hang up the pump in two more weeks.<br><br>
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I stopped pumping for DD #1 when she was 14 months. We had no problem keeping supply with just nursing when we were together.<br><br>
I have to say - it was nice to put the pump away.... for a while at least....<br><br>
Now, I have to go pump for dd #2....bye....
 
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