Seeing that baby will be 6 weeks and milk established, it shouldn't be a problem. Only thing I would recommend is to somehow make up for missed feed on the boobie, especially if there is going to be a long stretch between feeds.
There is mixed reviews on the Medela Calma Bottle. I've never used it but to me the best bottle that most bf babies like & easily take, is the Tommee Tippee.
Jayden went straight onto them when I had to return to work and had no issues at all. I like how the teat looks like & it's softens. To me, personally, it resembles the breast much better but each baby is different and it will have to be trial & error
What is your opinion of introducing the Medela Calma bottle at 6 weeks with expressed breast milk perhaps every now and again (once or twice a week) to give mom a bit of extra sleep so that dad can do a feeding?
Our Midwife recommended it. I know of all the dangers of introducing a normal bottle while breastfeeding and know that it can really make breastfeeding very difficult or worse they can reject the breast all together!!
Bf babies normally drink anything between 69mls - 180mls per feed. My lb only drank 90mls per feed when my mother took care of him - thank goodness
She might be going through a growth spurt and wants more or the daymother isn't doing paced bottle feeding - google it. Also, make sure the teat size stays on the smallest size. It doesn't increase like a formula fed baby cause your nipple stays the same
If you are breastfeeding and she drinks from you in the morning and again after work and then through the night as per your routine, she will need 3 bottles of 125 ml breastmilk each at school.
This is a calculation that we did for my LG when she was still drinking expressed milk. it is based on a feed every 3 hours. 220ml is too much if she still nurses from you directly. I can't remember the exact ml but it is around 1l per day max if memory serves me right..
My LG is almost 4 months old and is EBF. I pump when I am at work.
I have never had issues with pumping enough. In fact, I generally need to watch how much I pump as it can cause oversupply. Something that I struggle with usually. I am generally able to pump between 160 and 180ml for each of the 3 feeds she gets when I am not at home.
I know the Kellymom website states that baby typically has an average daily intake of 750 mL, with a range of 570-900 mL per day of breastmilk.
The problem I have is that recently our daymother started giving my LG 220mls of expressed breast milk 3 times a day whilst I am at work. This amounts to 660mls! My freezer stash is dwindling fast...
On top of the 3 expressed breast milk bottles, I directly nurse my LG 3-4 times a day, depending on how many times she wakes up at night. As such, she gets 6-7 feeds per day.
Do you think 220ml of expressed breast milk per feed is too much or is it normal?
LG is a large baby, 4,21kg at birth and now weighs 7,55kgs at almost 4 months. She is not fat, as she is also tall and the Pead said her weight to height ratio is perfect.
I questioned our daymother and her answer was that LG hungrily finishes the entire bottle
I am not sure what to do at this point, as even with (what I though at least) my generally good milk supply, I wont be able to keep up pumping 660ml and nurse baby 3-4 times a day. The last thing I want to do is introduce formula
with us everything was fine during the day, but at night, no matter what i did i couldnt get him more awake to drink some more. not even a cold wet cloth woke him up. we had many nights that he would sleep 40 min and be awake 30min, sleep 40 min and awake 30min - and that will continue the whole night only because he fell asleep to soon.
i only expressed about 30ml from each boob before every feed at night and i couldn't beleive the difference it made.
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