My guy is 11 months old and my milk supply is really dwindling. From all the books it says he should be still getting something like 24 ounces of milk, but he's really only getting a bottle of 5-6 oz in the morning and another one at night. (He's not interested in nursing more than once during the day, so that's when I pump.)
Am I not eating enough or should I be pumping more? Sometimes I don't even make enough for two bottles. When we just nurse on the weekends, he always seems so hungry after. He's eating a lot of solid food, but I feel like he's missing out on the milk. Anybody else have this issue?
I am in the same situation myself. I have a 15 month old and she still breastfeeds 3 times a day and 2 times at night. I try to always hit the 1500-1600 cal mark each day. I am losing but no more then 1-2 lbs weekly.
I don't know if there is an actual guide for extended nursers like us. I think it's one of those trial and error things for most moms. I'd try just adding 200 cal and see how your milk supply does. If it's not affected at all but you aren't losing weight, then maybe see if it's OK to cut back a little more.
I'm only nursing once at night with my 3 yr old and I'm down to my regular cal range.
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My Baby is 20months and we are still going strong. My goal is another 4 months but I am also at a stage where I am re-evaluating my caloric in take.
While not close to actual weaning we are down to 2-3 nursing sessions a day. Using the add 500 calories just seams a bit high. But how do I find out the right amount? I would love to hear what others do.
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