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Working moms: More milk, less frequent pumping?

STM or Mom's that have went through this:

 At daycare, Tanner drinks 8oz bottles, about every 5 hours, on average. I am still pumping ever 3 hours, and I am keeping up with him.

I would like to change my supply around so that I can pump maybe every 4 or 5 hours but still get the same amount of milk that I am getting now- Because on the weekends, I feel like he's having to breastfeed more often because he's used to drinking 8 oz at a time, and I'm not producing 8oz, I'm producing about 4oz every 3 hours.

Is there a good way to start transitioning my body to do this, or will it make my supply tank?

Any information is appreciated. TIA!

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Re: Working moms: More milk, less frequent pumping?

  • I would reduce the bottle size at daycare...
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  • I don?t think your supply will tank if you go every four hours at work I often go four hours and produce the same at the end of the day as if I went three. With that being said, I don?t know that you will produce 8 per session. 8 ounces is a lot for a b
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  • Wow, 8oz is a lot for one feeding.  My DS has never taken more than 5oz a feeding and just recently started that at 9ish months.

    I"m not sure on the pumping at different times.  I'd be too scared to change things up and hurt supply es

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  • I don't have an answer but I just wanted to share that for the most part I ep an lo is 4.5 months and also recently went from 5ox bottles to 8 oz bottles...
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    I would reduce the bottle size at daycare...

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  • AmyRIAmyRI
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    Yikes. 8 oz at once is not a natural thing for your body (or your baby) to be doing at 4 months old... I would honestly try to get your LO to drink 4 oz bottles every 2.5 hours. It is a far more "normal" schedule for a breastfed baby. And nursing often

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    Yikes. 8 oz at once is not a natural thing for your body (or your baby) to be doing at 4 months old... I would honestly

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  • Woah! These responses I'm getting on both this board and my month board are really surprising me!

    My doctor did not seem to have a problem with him drinking that amount in that time frame at his 4month appointment - Also my DCP has been doing da

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  • AmyG*AmyG*
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    While there are always babies that are outlyers in either direction, a breastfed baby on average takes in 25 oz per day.  The range is 19-30 oz a day regardless of age or size of baby, most babies fall into this range, and those numbers come from

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  • 8oz is a lot for a 4 month old baby. I'd try to feed smaller bottles.
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  • My ds is 4 months old and takes 7 oz bottles about every 3 hours. We went up from 6 ozs about 2 weeks ago so in hoping he spreads out his feedings a bit more or drops a bottle.
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    Woah! These responses I'm getting on both this board and my month board are really surprising me!

    My doct

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  • What PPs have said.  DS's pedi said that 4-6oz is normal for babies 3-4 months old.  He said 6oz should only be an occasional thing since it's like eating a Thanksgiving meal.  8oz sounds like way too much.  It's very easy to overfeed
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