Hi all, I'm just going to explain my situation and looking for thoughts/advice/etc.
I'm going back to work full time on January 3rd. My new employer knows I'll be pumping during the day. I have been able to pump pretty efficiently so I'm not necessarily worried about being able to pump enough at first.
Right now I'm mostly bed sharing with my son. Usually I'll lay him in his crib (in my room) at the start of the night, if he'll have it. Then pull him in to bed with me after he wakes up. He nurses at night every 2-3 hours. Sometimes he sleeps in his rocking chair seat...thing. We've been trying different things.
I have to be honest I'm not crazy about bedsharing. There's not much room in the bed between the 3 of us. I worry about him either rolling off the bed (when he does start rolling back to tummy), or my bf not being aware of him and rolling over on him in his sleep. He also sometimes thrashes around kicking and punching me which is mildly annoying but usually solved by a good burp. However, there's also the fact that he will fall asleep nursing and I Cannot roll him onto his back or he will wake up, so he ends up sleeping pressed up against me on his side. Even though we've been doing this for a few weeks now, I feel like it's unsafe.
I'm also just mildly annoyed that I cannot sleep on my stomach like I want to and tired of having my boobs out all night. Just being honest.
I think I should continue to bed share when I go back to work because I'm worried that If I don't nurse enough at home my supply will drop too much, or it will put an early end to our breastfeeding. Of course there's also the sleep factor. I do get slightly more sleep when we bad share. TBH, it doesn't feel like that much more sleep.
My bf mentioned wanting him to stay in bed with us because he misses him during the day.
I really want him to sleep in his own bed at some point truly hopefully before the year mark.
Is there any actual good way to get an infant used to sleeping in his crib? Maybe this would be more appropriate for the sleep section of the forum?
Should note he is 14 weeks old.