After three wonderful (okay, I'm choosing to forget the necessity of an SNS due to an emergency C-section, bouts of thrush, mastitis, sore nipples and a pre-existing treated thyroid condition) months with my baby solely breastfeeding, she is now starting daycare and I’m going back to work as a teacher. LO wouldn’t take a bottle for the first week of transition care, we thought it was because she is not used to them, but I smelled the used bottles. GROSS!!! I have a lipase issue. So, my beginnings of a freezer stash—50 oz.—GONE!
Now, I’ve got a Munchkin warmer and have been scalding per instructions from other LLL members. Apparently I have a pretty bad lipase issue, I did some experiments and after about three hours my milk starts to turn IN THE FRIDGE!!!
School starts tomorrow. I only really have one time a day to pump, mid-day. My LO is in the midst of her 3 month old growth spurt. And on top of this whole thing… the lipase stuff. She eats at least 3 oz. at daycare per feeding, and at least 3 feedings per 8 hour stint at daycare. I am only pumping about 2 oz. per session, so must pump in the morning before I feed her (on one side), the afternoon when I pick her up, and in the evenings as well.
Am I going to be able to do this? Will I actually be able to pump enough? I am so frustrated with my body not doing what I want it to in this regard! My original plan was to make it through the first year, extra pump through the summer (for storage) and wean next August/September when she’s 15 months old. I don’t know if we’re really going to be able to do this.