I am returning to University at the beginning of October and lo (12 months old at that time) will be attending Nursery full-time. However, I still haven't resolved her breastfeeding and feeding issues i.e. she would nurse frequently throughout the day for just a minute or two and break out in tears if I try to nurse her longer and the same goes for solids. She can only tolerate 4 foods due to her huge list of allergies and she only likes lamb out of the foods she eats. The maximum she would eat is 6 ice blocks of lamb for the whole day. So she still is super dependent on my milk for her nutrition. I plan to talk to the nursery staff and ask them to go there and breastfeed her 2 or 3 times (every 3 hours perhaps) hoping that she would nurse longer per session than usually. Is it a good idea to start implementing a schedule from now so that she has some time to get used to it? I am just scared that if I do it now and in result she would decrease her breast milk intake and stop gaining weight again. Is it a good idea to breastfeed her on demand in the early morning, evening and throughout the night (yes ladies at 1 year of age she wakes up no less than 8-10 times during the night for quick nursing) but feed her every three hours during her staying there i.e (9 to 5)?
Also what I fear is even a greater problem is her total inability to fall asleep on her own. To get her to sleep I nurse her and rocket her while nursing and it takes me at least half an hour if she's very sleepy. Then she falls asleep and continues to nurse in her sleep. That is the reason I haven't started any sleep training since dream feeding accounts fora a significant part of her whole intake. How will she possibly be able to sleep there ? Please help me with some inputs on how you helped your kids survive the nursery