I'm not sure if this is going tobe a permanent schedule or if it's just while he's teething :shrug so I'm going to hold out for a couple of weeks because despite what everyone said, my supply did not know what to do when he wanted more milk on the weekends. He was sucking my empty boob for about an hour and a half mashing it together like dough trying to eek another drop.
So while i'm itching not to pump anymore, i feel like it's the only way to keep my supply up when i'm home.
For pump weaning, I think it does help a lot if your baby is nursing nonstop all evening and night like mine. :eye
I make less milk on the weekends than I used to when I pumped, for sure. But as Joe gets older, I am trying to encourage him to eat snacks and drink water during the day more, NIP less, etc. (Keep in mind that "less" is a relative term - he's a boobaholic.) So the lower production has not been a problem, and I always seem to have enough to put him down for a nap anyway. :shrug
Breakfast: a banana, 1/4 c oatmeal, a slice of ham
Snack: 1 yobaby yogurt
L: a beechnut growups spagetthios
Snack: dried apple, graham crackers
D: cheese cubes, mixed frozen veggies, goldfish, and bites of whatever we are having.
She nurses every hour or two except when I'm at work in the am. I'm never sure she eats enough.
Weekends I give Will a bread, a fruit, and milk for breakfast. He eats about 1/2 a banana or 1/4 of berries, maybe 1/4 cup of cereal, about 4 oz. of milk. If its a waffle or pancake, he eats about 1/2 of one. If its a muffin, he eats a whole one. On the rare occasions we have meat for breakfast, he eats 1 slice of bacon or 1 piece of sausage or 1/2 a slice of ham. Weekdays he eats whatever they have a daycare.
For lunch he eats whatever the girls are eating, but deconstructed and cut up small. I.E., the other day they had a meatball sandwich. I sent the meatballs in a container, cut up small, and the bun wrapped up separately, and the teacher tears the bun up for him. I sent a little container of macaroni salad. (And I mean little, maybe a scant 1/4 cup, because he's just learning to eat those foods.) Of course if they have pudding or cottage cheese or yogurt he can be fed that. If they have a soft fruit (oranges, grapes, banana, pineapple, peaches, pears, strawberries) I just cut it up very small. If they have a harder one (apples) or vegetable (carrots, green peppers) I shave them with a vegetable peeler and give him the shavings. I have not figured out how to give him celery, broccoli, or cucumbers raw. If they have one of those things I send him cooked green peas or limas.
For dinner he has whatever we are having, again deconstructed and cut up small, with the exception of pasta sauce. I just can't deal with the mess. I give him the pasta on his tray and feed him the sauce with a spoon. I give him milk with his meals and juice with his snacks.
For snack he has fruit, small crackers (goldfish, teddy grahams), yogurt, pudding, applesauce, something like that, and juice, about 4 oz.
Mollie - 15mo
B - breast in bed before getting up, then fruit (1-2 cuties (what is it with babies and cuties?), 1 banana, 1 peach, 1 nectarine, 2 plums, 1 peeled apple, occasional canned fruit in pear juice - about 1/2 can), and maybe oatmeal - 1 packet instant or 1/2c regular
Breast again before morning/noon napL - 1-2 veggies (2-3 slices raw cucumber - peeled, 1c cooked green beans, 1c corn, 1c beans (any kind, she loves them all), 1 small sweet potato - plain, 1 small white potato with a little cooking spray), maybe some cheese or mac and cheese, and if there is some leftover meat from the night before, I give her some of that, especially ham...she'll eat that as long as I give it to her.
breast again around 2-5pmS - same as lunch
Mollie nurses along a loose schedule - in bed before rising, midmorning, midafternoon, and at night - but adds sessions as she needs.
I also do not keep strict track of her snacking - I just keep easy stuff on hand to give her whenever she asks. She LOVES everything, so she is very easy to feed.