Just looking for some advice if anyone is able to help? I'm panicking about whats going to happen.
My baby is 7 months, is doing ok with food and feeds 4 times in the day and once at night.
I'm back at work at present doing a 9-5 day shift, baby goes to a childminder but refuses to take a bottle so she gets about 3oz EBM through the day, mostly off a spoon. I miss 2 feeds and dont pump at work. The baby doesnt seem to mind and has a nice big feed once Im home, then straight back to normal.
But this week I start a night shift per week. I'm worried because of the night feed, this is normally a large feed (both sides) so I don't think taking it from a spoon is going to be any good. I have tried cups/bottles - every single one they sell, I have a lovely collection
The childminder gives her the 3oz in little bits through the day and keeps her topped up with food so she isnt hungry.
Does anyone have any advice on how to manage her through the night. My husband reckons he will have to bring her downstairs and give her a pot of apple puree!! I dont want her getting used to having food in the night! And I want her to BF when I come home as I will be full!
And the health visitor is as helpful as a chocolate teapot suggesting to get her off breast in the day and onto full meals and refusing to feed at night so she sleeps, I'm thinking that I dont want her weaned this quickly and its a bit much to expect her to sleep all night.
Also should I really be expressing while at work if its 3 feeds a week I miss? Its very hard for me to get off to express - plus I find it extremely difficult to get more than the odd drop!
Any help would be appreciated. I am so worried about it all but I really need to do this night shift so my childcare costs are lowered.