Jin - posted on 12/09/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am away from home from 8am to 7pm, and I pump twice during that time, nurse my baby at night and in the morning. My husband feeds her expressed breastmilk and some solids while I am away. My daughter is almost 8 months old.
6 weeks ago, she started rejecting bottles. She chews and plays with the nipples (we have tried all kinds, sizes), sippy cup stubs, and blows bubbles when we try to feed her with spoons. In short, she doesn't take much liquid, including milk, water, juice during the day, 3oz total if we are lucky. She only eats about 1oz of solids per feeding. I breastfeed her at night after I get home, and I also feed her first thing in the morning.
She seems eating fine when I nurse her, but I am concerned that since I pump out a lot of milk during the day, there would not be enough for her. And usually by the end of the day, I feel less "full". On the other hand, if I don't pump enough I am afraid my milk supply will decrease. I normally pump until both sides are completely emptied out. Should I reduce the amount of milk I pump, or reduce to pump only once to make sure I have more at night? Or it works the opposite.