Hi all, just looking for some advice re EBM. Have to go away next week for two days so will be leaving 10 week old DS with DP. He generally feeds every 3.5 hours or so...Am thinking of leaving 4/5 oz of EBM per feed? Is this too little?
Sounds about right (although at this age my DS would sometimes surprise me by taking 6 oz of EBM even though it was usually more like 5oz), but make sure you leave enough for an extra couple of feeds in case of spills or who knows what all else and buy a couple of emergency formula cartons to stash in the back of the cupboard in case of disaster (e.g. power cut and all milk in freezer being ruined) or you being unavoidably held up in returning or something. DH and I went to a wedding when DS was about 6 weeks and I left DS with my Mum, I was v glad I had left her the emergency formula cartons as some of the EBM got spilt, then she tried giving him and extra feed at one point as he was crying (he wasn't hungry but that used up one of the lots of milk I'd left) and so she did have to use the formula and was v glad it was there. He took it fine even though he'd never had it before (and didn't again for many months!).
Thanks everyone at spilt milk Nelly, would be so annoyed!
Thanks for the formula Longtalljosie, think I will go by this Thing is, DS is a greedy guts, (like his mother ) so drinks whatever amout I put in a bottle (and then pukes up whatever he didn't need in the first place...)