?s @ transitioning from breast milk to cow milk.
My DD will be 1 year in two weeks and I'd like to transition her to cow's milk for when she is at the daycare. Currently, I pump 2x while at work for the next day but 1.) I'm not responding to the pump well anymore and 2.) I'd LOVE to stop pumping. (I have to say I am very proud of myself for being able to pump and keep up w/ DDs consumption at the daycare for an entire year. It was one heck of a hard road!)
I had some questions and concerns about this though.
If I send cow's milk for her at the daycare during the week, will I still produce enough on the weekend to nurse her during those times she normally would have the cow's milk? She still nurses about 7-8 times per 24 hours on the weekend / 5 or so times/24 hours during the week. Will my body be able to fulfill those 2 extra nursing on the weekends only? I'm afraid either I won't produce enough or I'll end up engorged a bit during the beginning of the week.
Also, the daycare gives 5 oz of milk for breakfast, snack, lunch, and another snack. That seems excessive to me. I don't mind her having milk but would personally prefer her to have water w/ atleast lunch and maybe breakfast. Does she really need that much cow's milk?
Thanks in advance! - Anna