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Is 42 ounces enough?

Posted by on Jun. 26, 2014 at 10:59 PM
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Milk to leave for an overnight trip with grandma? Dh and I are going to a wedding out of town. We are leaving around noon and returning around noon the next day. Baby is 5 months.
by on Jun. 26, 2014 at 10:59 PM
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gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Jun. 26, 2014 at 11:01 PM

MORE than enough. Remember, 1 - 1.25 ounces per hour. You need 30 ounces.

mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Jun. 26, 2014 at 11:04 PM
Yes, nearly enough for 2 days! Whether baby is 2 months, 5 months or 12 months- that 1-1.25 ounces/hour stays the same.
norahsmommy
by Silver Member on Jun. 26, 2014 at 11:05 PM
I thought it was but I'm feeling paranoid. She sleeps all night after about 9 pm to 7 am, so I think there will be plenty of spare milk. I just worry. I've never left a nursing baby that wasn't on solids with anyone before. I dong generally leave my kids for overnights until they are a year and a half or more.

I was having a really hard time with pumping and it seemed like is never get enough stored to go on this trip.

Quoting gdiamante:

MORE than enough. Remember, 1 - 1.25 ounces per hour. You need 30 ounces.

Cruz-s-mommy
by Amanda on Jun. 26, 2014 at 11:15 PM
Definitely! Way more than enough! :-)
MusherMaggie
by Platinum Member on Jun. 27, 2014 at 3:27 AM
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More than enough. Bottles should be no larger than 2-3 ounces fed every 2-3 hours. Use paced bottlefeeding: baby is held sitting, bottle parallel to the floor, baby burped after every ounce, slowest flow newborn nipple always. Print off a copy of "Bottlefeeding the Breastfed Baby" for grandma. Be sure she knows NOT to microwave the milk.

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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Jun. 28, 2014 at 10:01 PM

WAY too much actually and I bet baby will be overfed unless caregiver understands that 24-30oz is for the day, the rest is extra just in case milk gets spilled or you come back late

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