I am so dedicated to continuing to nurse my wee little one (my last of three...sigh!). My first nursed for 15 months, no problems, the second nursed until this point, then switched to bottles. This little guy is 10 months, teething hardcore, verrrry squirmy (latches for three seconds, usually, before wanting to move around), and loves bottles--- sigh!! I want to do all I can to maintain the nursing.
I have been attached to my pump several times a day (only removing two ounces-ish each time), taking fenugreek, eating lots of oatmeal, drinking a ton of water, and trying to destress (lots of work-related stress these past two weeks, but it's over now).
Last night, I was able to get him to co sleep and nurse on and off, skin to skin. I think that helped...he nursed several good times.
But during the day, he'll reach right past me towards a bottle if it's there.
What to do? Feed him the bottle and keep pumping? Banish all bottles?
He needs a bottle four afternoons a week while I am working (I am away from him about four hours each time, so he could stretch, but babysitter wants to make him happy---and of course a bottle does it). I have had to go to formula to supplement, as I am not making very much milk anymore.
Going to a LLL mtg tonite.
Until then, any advice?