My ten month old has been eating solids since around 6 months. Right now, he gets 2 meals a day and sometimes a snack as well. He eats probably 3 - 4 times during the day (on demand), but not for very long - before naps or bedtime, though, he can eat for 10-15 minutes. We cosleep and he eats off and on all night, though. His weight is on track and he's very happy with solids and he drinks water a bit when he's with his papa and I'm gone.
I am interviewing for two positions at universities which require me to do "campus visits," and will be gone for 2 1/2 days one week, and 2 1/2 days the next. I don't have frozen milk - I stopped pumping awhile ago - and am wondering how to deal with feeding him while I'm gone. I've tried pumping in the past couple of days and got 2 1/2 oz yesterday and 1 oz today. Is it possible to have him just have solids and water / cow's milk (he hasn't had it yet, but I've heard he can have it by now? He has had cheese and yogurt) for those days when I'm gone? Assuming I would pump of course while I'm away to keep my supply up? Or is that going to really throw him and be bad for him nutritionally?
These interviews are coming up in two weeks (I just found out about them recently); I'm not going to have enough milk even if I pump 2x a day, I think - and honestly I don't want to do that (I just have tons going on right now and was ecstatic to pack away the pump).
Last detail is that my son has been biting me a *lot* when nursing. Twice he has drawn blood, and yesterday he bit me so bad I bled and it's now too sore to nurse from, although I'm trying so I don't have supply issues on that side. I've tried everything - ignoring it, saying "no," etc., and nothing works. But the soreness makes pumping even less desirable.
Any advice is very, very welcome!