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    Default How much breast milk is 7 mth old baby getting?

    I'm just curious more than anything...DD has changed a lot in the past month, since starting solids. She is mostly breastfeeding, but she loves the 4 veggies I've introduced and cereals. I love the breastfeeding and plan to keep going since it is so convenient.

    I've just been curious as to the measurement of BM she is getting? I know the nurses say just go by weight gain/ wet diapers etc. My baby is healthy and content. I guess when I read bottles are 8oz I just wonder if my body is producing that much in a quick 6-7 mins feed? tia
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    when ethan nurses it for like a grand total of 4 or 5 minutes...he would never take 8 oz in a bottle maybe 2 or 3 so i guess its enough for him!
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    Bennett only feeds for 5 minutes at the most. He's always been like this, a little longer in the beginning. He now weighs 22.5lbs so I think he's doing fine. lol When he has a bottle, he usually only drinks 3-4oz. He also loves his solids.

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    Thanks, I guess maybe my nursing session is producing more like 3 or 4 oz's then. DD hasn't taken a bottle and now it's too much work to pump.
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    DD only spends 5 or so minutes at the boob and barely ever gets solids.



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    DD nurses for maybe 5-10 minutes depending on how hungry or tired she is. I’m not sure how much she’s getting but if she nursed for 10minutes I know I could get a good 3 hours before she’s pulling at my shirt looking for another meal.

    She gets two solid meals a day (or two snacks and a full meal). How much she takes in varies as she self feeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spring View Post
    DD nurses for maybe 5-10 minutes depending on how hungry or tired she is. I'm not sure how much she's getting but if she nursed for 10minutes I know I could get a good 3 hours before she's pulling at my shirt looking for another meal.
    That's Evan too.

    Bottles, he drinks 4 oz at a time.

    And he has cereal with fruit and some yoghurt for breakfast and then mid afternoon has veggies and fruit.

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