Well I called Val's pedi today since she still isn't getting herself into a seated position. This was something we discussed at her early 9 month check up. Well he likes that she is crawling around more and wants to give her a 2 more months before we get any early intervention involved. I really wasn't worried about it, but it nice not to add anything else to do around here! So hopefully Val keeps doing what she is doing!
Post by andtheheartbreakers on Jul 11, 2016 22:06:05 GMT -5
Husband is in Montréal for the night waiting for his charter flight to the Arctic. I'm all alone - sitting in bed eating my serving of crispy minis, watching Netflix. This might not be so bad after all.
I think yesterday morning may have been C's last time to nurse. We've been down to only one session in the morning when she gets up for weeks now. But, I can tell she doesn't get a lot and it's mostly a comfort thing. We didn't this morning and my boobs still feel empty. I think it may be over. I'm kind of sad but mostly ok with it. On another note, an FB friend "liked" my old photo from Charlotte's gender reveal and now everyone thinks we're having another girl. Oy, look at dates people.
Can you talk to me a little more about nursing? How often was C nursing when you got pregnant? How did it get down to once per day? Did your supply lessen? Did you just not offer, not refuse?
Im really anxious about this. My C isn't quite 10mo yet and I think she still needs either BM or formula (she's never had formula before though). I guess my concern is that my supply crashes and I don't realize it and then I accidentally starve her.
Sure. Before getting pregnant C was nursing every 2-3 hours and getting 95% of her nutrition from breastmilk. She'd never had formula before. I worked and previously was getting about 15 oz a day from pumping. I noticed a drop to 11 oz a day and then 7-9 oz a day. This went on for about 2 weeks. When I nursed her at home I noticed my milk took longer to let down and she seemed more frustrated. It was actually really frustrating for both of us because I couldn't figure out what was going on. I introduced a bottle made up of 3 oz of bm and 1 oz of formula the day I got the positive (she was 2 days away from turning 9 months old). She was already used to bottles from daycare and took fairly well to formula. I did that a few times and then increased it to half and half. After a week I did a straight formula bottle when needed. I still pumped at work but at home I stopped nursing every 2-3 hours and went 4-5 (basically switching between nursing and a bottle). At night I still nursed on demand. That went on for about 2 weeks. My supply dropped very quickly. After going 4-5 hours between nursing sessions, I had to wait 6 hours before nursing again otherwise it was just frustrating for both of us. By this time it was Summer and I was home with her all day. Maybe within a week of going every 6 hours I then just nursed first thing in the morning and then at night and from there just in the morning. I never refused her nursing but when she was hungry and just wanted food so I just offered a bottle when I knew my milk wasn't going to satisfy. This was a lot of info. Hope it helps. Feel free to ask or clarify what you need to.
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