Anyone with BF issues, just know that "you're not alone"!
It is tempting to think that your issues are yours alone, but others out there are usually also having them.
Eliza usually feeds off both sides, sometimes during the day she has a feed on each a play and then a top-up from the first side. I was expressing just so that daddy could give her EBM at last feed before we went to bed, which she gulped as I was only getting 15-20ml at a time out, but haven't given her bottle since last weekend. Hoping by next weigh-in she would've stacked on more weight.
Marie - I've done 5 feeds a day once but usually it's 7 or 8, depending on how busy we've been through the day. Yesterday was spent Christmas shopping and we did 4 feeds at the centre (I was there 8 hours).
Girl from birth class whose boy is 11 weeks old said she recently had a night away from baby and had stockpiled EBM so granny could do feeds. She was getting 150ml at a time when expressing, but mainly because son was feeding off one breast at a time. She used the formula guideline for how much to give him and it worked.
I'm hoping I'll be able to do that one day, so that it'll make returning to basketball and netball easier for me next year (game times different each week) and also make it easier for a night off if I need it.
Amanda - can't believe you've already been back to work = wow! How was it being there and not with your baby? I've only been away from Eliza for one hour so far.
Christine - glad to read that Brodie is thriving. Two in high school, geez, you really do have your hands full. I commend you for SO many things smile
Pauline - happy birthday! Hope your present was some good sleep. I think we all grab sleep whenever we can - you're not alone there!
Pettina - just a tip for DD coming in at midnight, try setting up a mattress on your floor for her. That way you still have your bed to yourself but she has comfort by being close. My sister has done that with her 3yo son.
Have a good weekend all