Yesterday, 09:48 PM
I'm not sure what I want to do, but I could use some feedback and thoughts. Sorry but this is long!
I'm a first time momma to our 14 month old son. He bf about 6 times in 24 hr, and is doing well on solids, despite allergies to dairy, soy, peanut, and egg. I have several issues I'm dealing with, and I can't decide what to do.
First, I am 40 years old, my DH is 42, and we would really like another child. As of now, I have not seen any signs of my cycle returning.
Second and biggest issue for me is that I feel kind of trapped by bf and pumping, as DS is dairy and soy allergic. He still takes 2 bottles while I'm at work (4 pm and 9 pm feedings) I'm sick to death of pumping, but what would we feed him besides that very expensive formula to meet his nutritional needs? pedi thinks it best to avoid dairy until age 2...I have some freezer stash, but I don't have enough to get us that far. Plus I think I'm beginning to have some nursing aversion (is it too early for that??!) There are some times I do NOT want to sit down and nurse him, and then the hitting, pulling, fidgiting etc, occasional biting :yikes drive me nuts. Plus a little more sleep would be lovely!
Third, I still follow an elimination diet, although not nearly as strict as before, but it would be nice to eat "normally" again. (This bothers me the least out of everything)