Re: What do you do at the sitter's?
Hi! I thought I'd share my situation so that maybe it would help.
My 12-month-old goes to the sitter's 1-2 days a week right now. We are weaning her off from EBM, since I'm done pumping and my freezer stash is nearly gone. She only gets 2 oz or so EBM a day, and the rest is whole milk (mixed together still to get her used to it). Sometimes she drinks it out of a sippy, sometimes a bottle, sometimes she refuses it altogether. My sitter is very relaxed about the whole thing, and although she does not know I still nurse, she'd probably be cool with it if she did.
I do not worry about how much whole milk she gets, or where she gets it from. I know that she will be nursing the minute we walk in the door and again throughout the evening. She gets plenty of my milk, so I don't put too much emphasis on the whole milk. My LLL leader told me I could even just have her drink water during the day and she'd be fine- she'd just make up for it at night.
And if your LO still needs a bottle to go down for a nap, so be it! I agree, it's not your sitter's say how she falls asleep, it's yours. She's still a baby anyway, so there's no reason to worry about it too much. Good luck!
Bee- proud mama to Maggie, 6/12/06 and Maya, 10/15/08