help! i may have to wean!!!
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|Sat, 06-06-2009 - 12:35pm|
Hi everyone! I'm sorry I haven't been posting more often since joining but work has been impossible! Which is also why my bfeeding may possibly be coming to an end!
I have a 9-month old LO whom I've been nursing since birth but going back to work since a week ago has forced me to reconsider continuing to breastfeed. I'm worried she's not getting enough!
I don't think I'm pumping enough for her and that I may have to supplement with formula, which may lead to weaning her altogether. I was so intent on doing this for at least a year!
Anyway, here's our schedule.
I leave the house at 930. But I pump around 2.5-3 oz of BM at around 830.
I pump again at 1230 NN in the office and only get 2.5-3 oz.
I pump once more at 430 PM and only get roughly the same amount.
So she only gets approximately 8-9 oz of BM during the day.
Then I get home at around 930, nurse her to sleep. Then she feeds at around 230AM, then again at 6 AM.
She also gets two meals a day plus snacks.
Is she getting enough milk?! Should I supplement with at least one bottle of formula a day? Caregiver is worried she's not satisfied by the amount I'm able to leave for the day.
She seems alert and active enough though I haven't monitored wet diapers again though. Should I?
Please help me!!! I don't want to start giving formula unless I absolutely have to!