i'm about sick right now.
going back to work tomorrow......decided to have hubby (stay at home daddy) practice giving baby bottle tonight so i took my toddler out for a while just the two of us. (my hubby stayed w/ him-the toddler- when he was 7 weeks old i went back for my last semester at college, then when he was 9 mos old i started work full time. when he was 7weeks he didnt like the bottles of breast milk, but he would take them. at 9 mos-he ate so much w/ hubby i couldnt even pump enough to make it w/o worrying!)
so i think i really screwed up this time. hubby practiced w/ my 3 month old daughter a few times and she cried and stuff, and took an ounce or less of ebm, but i never left for a long time and i would just breastfeed her as soon as i got home. she never would really latch w/o trouble
tonight she went 6 1/2 hours w/o eating!!!! she had to be hungry-she cried. this baby never fusses. i have bf on demand since birth, no pacifiers, had a bottle of ebm like 2 times maybe. she will not latch on. when i got home i tried, thinking hubby MUST be doing something wrong--sorry hubby, ur wonderful!--she had tears, was all red faced, hot and sweaty. i have like gallons of milk in the chest freezer- i thought i was so prepared this time. i feel like im gonna throw up or just call work and QUIT--i have to be there at 3pm tomorrow
sorry so long, but i need help, pronto!! should i just go to walmart in am and buy every nipple available? she wont latch onto it, pushes it out w/ her tongue, turning it sideways and its like popping out the other side of her mouth. can she go 8 1/2 9 hours w/o eating? i think not! my mom SAID "NO BABY WILL STARVE THEMSELVES, SHE WILL EAT WHEN SHE GETS HUNGRY ENOUGH. SHE DOES WEIGH 14 LBS AND IS CHUBBY. YOUVE BEEN FEEDING ON DEMAND, SO SHE EATS WHEN SHES NOT REALLY HUNGRY,SO SHE PROBABLY WASNT HUNGRY." my heart tells me this isnt so!
thank you in advance to anyone who can offer me advice