Duh! Weaning = Less Ounces
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|Fri, 11-21-2008 - 11:21am|
So, I'm seeing a decrease now that I'm down to 3x a day. And part of me is starting to panic because my spreadsheet has moved "the day" out two days. A part of me is panicking because I'm making less than he eats and number of prepped bottles in the fridge is going down. It doesn't help that I think he is going thru a growth spurt right now and is downing 5 oz in the middle of the night!
Part of me is thinking I need to add a pump back in because I'm getting less milk... but I have to remind myself that I'm weaning and that is suppose to be happening! The plan is to be making less and less and cruise into his first birthday on freezer stash.
My spreadsheet predicts when I can stop based on the past couple of weeks output and DS's daily intake and how much I have in the freezer. Right now it is saying Thanksgiving. And I'm starting to panic because I was going to drop to 2x a day on Wednesday. I'm just being silly because dropping to 2x a day isn't the same as weaning cold turkey. If I continue to pump up to his birthday, I only need to produce 8 oz a day and I'm definitely above that.
But it is hard to let go of the obsession to keep the ounces up that I've had for the past year.