Marie - posted on 06/17/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
replacing a BF with food or liquids without dealing with engorgement?
I'm taking a med to help with my supply, my boy nurses when he gets up in the morning and before bed at night, he also nurses ("finishes the boob") before his morning nap and occasionally when he wakes from that nap, and he'll nurse sometimes when he goes down for his 3pm nap.
Solid wise I've started adding a bit of breakfast after his first morning feed but he'll still take more BM before going to sleep.
He doesn't have an obvious indicator that he wants to nurse. I just have nursing habits and instinctively know that's what he wants. I have 10 bottles of pumped milk in the fridge because daddy isn't giving him his milk during the day when I'm at work - not even in a sippy cup for his daily drinks - he's just giving baby water or juice *sigh* why bother pumping really?
If I don't nurse or pump I get engorged. When I'm home baby nurses from me.
Help! I don't know what the heck to do here... *sigh*