Hi all. DD is 8 months old and I seem to have my 3rd case of mastitis. I've been back at work full time for 2 months and continue to EBF though she gets 2 bottles of my milk per day during the week. Lately I've been having a rough time over the weekend b/c my body just can't seem to adjust back to just nursing and I have been so loathe to bust out the pump when I have the baby nearby. That said, I think I have to. I am prone to oversupply so I've always just offered one side per feeding; however, I pump both each time I pump at work. Some questions:
1) If you pump at work during the week, do you find that you need to continue pumping over the weekend?
2) Do you find that your baby is less apt to cue you for nursing over the weekend b/c he/she is getting bottles during the day during the week? I fear that this may be part of the problem. However, she's just started crawling and seems much more distractible lately anyway. She also is not interested in long nursing sessions other than bedtime and once during the night.
Help! I am committed to making it to 12 mos EBF, but these infections are kicking my a*&!