i am starting to dwinde on my freezer stash-and i was wondering what is on the lesser of the two evils...starting solids a little early or supplementing with formula?
***pumping more to increase supply really isn't an option...also baby sleeps with me so i can't pump in the middle of the night or before he wakes up---doing all other things for supply like oatmeal and fenugreek***
i work from 8-1. i pump on the way to work for about 20 minutes and then at work 2-3 times. usually anywhere from about 10-20 minutes depending on the type of day.
6-7oz is pretty standard. sometimes a little more-or a little less.
knowing that he should be taking in 1-1.5oz while i am gone means he needs about 6-9 oz a day.
when i am not at work DS hangs out with DH or my mom. both of whom are very good at NOT over feeding him or feeding him everytime he fusses.
i was hoping that in order to hold him over that last hour before i get home we could start giving him a little bit of banana, avocado, or sweet potato? not necessarily to provide him with extra calories but just to distract and entertain him over that final hour until i get home and feed him.
DS is 4.5 months and is very interested in food-and sits up well with little support.
thanks in advance!