My LO is 11 months old and I have some questions, hope you can give me some advice. I'm sure I am worrying to much, but better ask
A little background... when my LO was born I was hoping for a natural birth, but ended up having an emergency C-section (full term) and after that a lot of things went wrong. She was separated from me the whole night, next morning she had no suction reflex at all, nurses and midwives pushed her a lot to try and get her to latch which caused her to cry each time she was even near my breasts, then they started giving here formula, no one told me I had to pump so at day 6 I still had just a few drops of colostrum, no milk, and ended up having post partum depression. Long story short, first months were terrible... but luckily I found the best lactation consultant ever, and with a lot of patience and pumping around the clock, when my little girl was about 2 and a half months she finally started to nurse, and here we are, at 11 months and happily nursing, hoping to continue at least until she's 2.
She still nurses like a newborn, every 2-3 hours day and night and it is a very healthy little girl, has always been above average in both length and weight. We started solids at 6 months and she's a good eater.
At 8 and a half months I got back to work. Since about 7 months she refuses to drink milk in anything but boobs, I have tried bottles and sippy cups, even normal cups, she drinks water and juice on them but if they have milk she throws them away.
Fortunately I can go home at noon so she gets to nurse in the morning, noon, and evening when I get back home, and a lot during the night. I have the best SAHD ever which takes care of our little girl.
My concern is that in the 10 months check up she gained very little weight, a lot below what we expected, although she is still above average in length and weight/length is still normal. It seems to me that since she's used to nurse constantly when I'm around she doesn't drink much each time, so not sure if she's getting enough milk since I got back to work. Also I should mention that since DH is a vegetarian (ovo-lacto vegetarian to be more specific) she's also following a vegetarian diet, so milk is important to provide protein and vitamins. I'm not a vegetarian so she gets everything she needs through mommy's milk.
I guess milk quantity is not that important at this point since she's almost 1 year old. I plan to add some sort of milk if required, but I would prefer to just nurse her. I never had that much milk, but when I do pump at work I get about 3 oz so I think I'm doing ok.
Am I worrying to much? Guess I just need some reassurance