I am so proud of her for breastfeeding... she didn't with her first son so I think I've been a positive influence on her :
But definitely try and give her support as to the pumping issue. Sometimes it takes different pumps, fitted horns, new positions, etc. Also recommend lots and lots of oatmeal.
I say go for it; I wish more people would think like this, actually. I also think you and your sister are doing a great thing by even considering this.
You might also suggest that she pump while nursing, as sometimes this can stimulate letdown. Pumping can also be a psychological game, so holding something that reminds her of the babe can help. Or even making a ritual around it, I once knew someone who would ALWAYS have a milkshake before she pumped.
As long as she's okay with it, I think that's probably the best option. Certainly no need to give him formula if you have perfectly good milk right there.
It won't reduce your supply. One day really isn't long enough to make any significant changes, but if a change in your supply were to happen, nursing a second baby would actually increase your supply.
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I agree w/the previous posters also about pumping while she's at work to keep up her supply. Another suggestion I have is ti maybe take the babe to work so she can nurse it during her longest break such as lunch. The lady I did daycare or did this when dad picked up babe took it straight to mom at work. she came at lunch so there were fewer bottles,HTH
Its fine as long as she is fine w/ it too! What an awesome job she is doing and you for offering.
Since you've got the milk why not give it to her! :
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"Auntie milk" is a million times better than formula!
Ruth, single mommy to 3 quasi-adults
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