Originally Posted by ladybugchild77
pumping milk so excuse typos. anyone else tandeming? who else from our ddc is pumping?
My 3-year-old DD still nurses once a day, before bed, although she doesn't nurse to sleep anymore. I nursed her twice/day throughout DS's pregnancy (before nap and bed), but she hasn't napped since the day before DS was born. I've only actually nursed them both at the same time once, out of sheer necessity. I had been avoiding it, but I figured it would come up at some point. Unfortunately, I stopped enjoying nursing DD when I got pregnant and I was hoping that would change once DS was born, but it hasn't. I feel so guilty about it.
I would never wean her completely - that's going to be up to her. It's only once a day, so I can totally handle it, but I just wish it was more pleasant. It's not that it hurts or anything (like when I was pregnant), it just feels....icky or something; I can't really explain it. I'm guessing it has something subconsciously to do with the new babe...??
As far as pumping goes, I've only pumped a few ounces, just to try to get DS to get used to taking a bottle. DD never took a bottle, but I would like DS to be able to, in case I go back to work (I was laid off from my part-time job last month, so I kind of got lazy about the whole bottle thing after that.) I really don't like pumping, probably because I'm not good at it because I don't have any practice. I have the Medela Harmony; I think I may upgrade to the Swing if DS readily takes the bottle, since it just seems to take too long to get more than 1.5 oz.
Does anyone ever feel like they want their DC to know how to take a bottle, just in case anything ever happened to you? I know it sounds nuts, but that was always my biggest fear with DD and it's starting to bother me again now - that I'd be in an accident or have to go to the ER or something and had to be separated from the baby and he would starve because I don't have any frozen milk (or formula....) in the house, but even if I did, he would refuse the bottle. That's seriously probably my sole REAL reason for even doing the bottle...otherwise, I feel like I could totally get around all of the other issues, since I managed with DD. I don't care about getting away for an evening or anything - if we go out (we haven't yet), then we would make sure to be back within 2 hours anyway (we're lucky to live within minutes of several movie theaters and great restaurants.) OK, I think I'll go to try to pump a bit while DH's home and can try to give DS a bottle...I'm getting anxious just thinking about this stuff...*sigh*
Anyone else dealing with anxiety lately??