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how much bottled pumped milk to leave for babysitter?


Our first night out is this weekend (yay!), and a friend is babysitting. My LO (almost 4 months) is breastfed on demand and tends to be a grazer - she nurses enthusiastically for 5-8 min,takes a break, & eats again, 3 or 4 times. And many evenings she seriously clusterfeeds. She has recently started taking a 4-6 oz bottle of pumped milk (success!!) but usually breastfeeds also within a couple hours .... so how do i guess how much milk i should have pumped & thawed while we're gone for an evening 6-10pm?? 3 bottles? 4??

  • Raji
    Dec 11, 2018

    I would leave one 4 oz bottles and 3 2 oz bottles. This way she won’t go hungry n won’t necessarily waste any.

  • Kim
    Dec 11, 2018

    I would leave 12oz., 6-8oz thawed and the rest frozen as a backup. If you are gone that long you will probably need to pump while you are out to A) keep your supply up, and B) relieve yourself so you don’t get engorged. I will travel with a hand pump since they are smaller for a night out or when on the road.