Hi~ I am going back to school for two, maybe 3 days a week the longest day will be around 9 hours away from my 6m old baby girl the shortest day will be less than 3.
She is EBF to this point aside from one formula bottle out of desperation in the car when it was snowing. She has only had a breastmilk bottle 2-3 times.
My problem is that I don't have time to pump much because I pump very little at a time and I would be pumping all day. DD will be mostly with DH when I am at school with an occasional overlap with MIL if DH isn't home in time. Anyway, we are also looking into starting solids because DD seems very interested and ready. I was going to start with fruits/veggies and taking her cues from there.
Now, my question is should my husband try to feed her solids while I am gone or should he give her formula if I am not able to pump enough for her? I looked for a long time on Kellymom trying to find a similar question but didn't fine much.
WWYD? I'm leaning towards giving her enough solids to get her through the evening and HOPEFULLY getting some milk pumped in case. I know I will have to have both on hand in case. I am also on WIC which will supply TONS of baby food, (I think they said over 90 jars a month!!) whereas no formula is provided since she is EBF. (I plan on bf until she is at least 1)
I really want to get her ready the week before I have to leave her (the week after next) and I just don't feel right giving her either before necessary. This on top of her separation anxiety is becoming a very stressful transition! (for me at least!)
Any help would be appreciated!!! Thanks!