Fffc Feb 10, 2017 12:40:07 GMT -5
Post by JoBub on Feb 10, 2017 12:40:07 GMT -5
I had this issue also. He just ate a ton from a bottle, and I couldn't keep up. Everyone told me to make sure DC was feeding him slowly, slow flow nipples and pausing to burp frequently during the bottle. But it really didn't help and I know you don't have the luxury of changing nipples with G.
I could only pump twice a day at work, and I would usually only be about 2 ounces short. For a while I would try to pump MOTN and I would get a lot then. But hell no to waking up to pump if I didn't have to. So I would just dip into my freezer stash for 2-4 ounces a day, and try to replenish it by pumping on the weekends or whenever I was up MOTN anyway.
Around 7 months I realized I wasn't going to keep up (he was taking 18 oz a day by then) and we started supplementing with formula. Shortly after that I was like well he really seems to like formula, screw this pumping nonsense, and we did a combo of freezer milk+formula until the freezer was empty and then he was 100% formula for a few months.