I will be returning to work in about a month when school starts again (I'm a teacher). My DD will be 9 months old then. She hates bottles and gets mad at even the sight of them. She doesn't like the taste of any liquids except for water, which she will drink from a cup. She even makes a sour face for pumped breastmilk. So, I don't plan to pump at work. I would like to just wean her during the day. She is pretty good at eating stage 2 baby food and seems to enjoy it.
I'm feeling very anxious about returning to work and DD getting enough to eat. If she refuses to take formula during the day, will she be getting enough nutrition from jarred food and maybe 3 nursing sessions? I'm thinking she might nurse in the morning, when I pick her up from daycare, and again at bedtime. Hopefully she won't reverse cycle because that will exhaust me, but she probably will.
Anywho, worst case scenario: say she eats 3 jars of food and nurses 3 times a day. Is that enough calories??? She's a peanut as it is and I don't want her to lose weight. I still plan to send formula and lots of baby food to daycare with her, along with a sippy cup of water.
What do you ladies suggest?