I'm soooo stressed right now. My dd is 10 months old and she currently nurses about 4-5 times a day and about 2-3 night feeds which I'm trying to wean from because I'm a depressed mess. I also only feed her from the left boob because the right comes out too slow for her. Which has led to a big decrease in supply from that side.
I have no idea how much I should be feeding her or when. Sounds so dumb.
To give you an idea of a typical day:
Nurse around 5-6am.
Wake at 730
Nurse around 8-830
Cereal with 2 oz bm with maybe some toast or fruit.
Nurse around 1130-1200.
Lunch is usually some fruit puree and yogurt
Nurse around 3-30
Dinner around 5-530 which is cereal with 2oz bm and a vegetable
Try to nurse before bed which is around 7-730.
I'm back to work full time sept 16 and I will be gone for three days at a time. I was planning to pump but not sure how well that will work since I'm a paramedic and need to be out the door in a flash when we get a call. She doesn't take a bottle very well either. What am I gonna do? What if my milk dries up? What if she completely refuses the bottle? What will I feed her? Formula? Sorry for such a long post. I'm so emotional right now. We put her crib into my sons room last last hoping that my absence won't prompt so many night wakings and I have major separation anxiety without her in my room and not knowing if she needs those feeds at night or not. I can't think straight but I think that's just because I'm constantly sleep deprived. I only get about 3-4 hrs of sleep a night.
My DH is a Huge help but only so much he can do since he has to work in the am. I just feel like