Hey all... I am in a new situation that I am not quite sure about. DS2 is 18 months old and is still taking a bottle while at my mom's (she babysits). He is down to probably 1 bottle a day but now that he is cutting some new teeth is wanting more bottles daily. I am only pumping one time a day for him now and getting about 4-6 oz. (great output). My mom is upset because I am not pumping more. SHe wants to be able to give bottles whenever he is fussy as it will usually sooth him. She does try other methods but this is her go-to for the fussy times. We use teething tablets when needed but I do not use any other meds unless there is no other choice. I beleive she wants me to pick up my pumping frequency to at least get 2-3 bottles rather then the 1-2 small bottles. The problem is that #1 I despise pumping and had been looking forward to that year mark (my first gave up the bottle at a year on his own) and #2 it causes issues at work to close my office door multiple times a day to pump. - they will not limit my puming I don't beleive and I am a exempt employee so the laws don't actually cover me the same. My workplace is great, but I think they were expecting the same as last time and after a year I would no longer have a pump schedule.
I don't know how to approach this!!! I am very torn and need to find some clarity. I have discussed the issues with pumping with my mom and she just thinks that I am wrong for wanting to wean DS2 from the bottle. Any suggestions ladies??