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8 mo baby boy - milk production down

Ever since I started food 3 times a day my milk production is down. I nursed my 1st 2 (girls) all 12 months and had no problems. I was home on break last month and went back and can hardly squeek out 2-3 ounces 1x a day. Before break (which was on ly a week) I could get 4-5 in 5 min 2x a day. What's up and is it ok - that he's not getting much any more. Tried sippy cup but he keeps pushing it away...

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Asked by beachgirl7970 at 9:17 PM on Jan. 10, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • by the way...he's a 25 lb 8 month old!

    Comment by beachgirl7970 (original poster) at 9:19 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • I'm going through the same with my almost 7 month old. Ever since I started food when she was 4 months, she's wanted less and less breast milk. I really don't want her to stop all together soon so I just do like I did earlier when I was worried about supply. I just nurse, nurse, and nurse often. Even when she doesn't seem hungry, I offer her the breast. It's been helping a little.

    Answer by keisha613 at 9:45 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Wait?! 25lb 8 month old?! Wow! My 2 year old daughter is 25lbs. Doesn't change my advice though. Keep offering him the breast.

    Answer by keisha613 at 9:46 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • well when giving a baby solids you nurse first then feed. Solids should be a second... They dont need it.
    my 8mth old sometimes has 2 things of baby food or finger food a day and my milk is great!

    Answer by ErinML at 11:17 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • This could simply be from not pumping for a week. If possible, add an extra pump session to get your body used to the pump again.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:10 AM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Remember that what you pump onlyh reflects your responsiveness to the pump. But do make sure solids only FOLLOW nursing... meal schedule should be full nursing, burp, offer solids. All the way to the first birthday.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:00 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

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