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#1 of 3 Old 04-01-2012, 01:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello everyone:) I have an 8 month old son who has been breastfed since he was born. I dont intend to stop breastfeeding for a while, but I want to start going to the gym regularly which would probably mean leaving my son for a few hours. I nurse my son regularly every 2-3 hours give or take. I want to be able to go to the gym regularly without worrying that my son isnt getting all he needs. Ive tried introducing a bottle to him with some formula but he doesnt have a clue what a bottle is. All he does is chew on it. He eats baby foods, but never really eats to much of it. All I need is about 4 hours or so out of the day to go to the gym then be back to my son to nurse. I will be grateful for any advice. Thank you smile.gif
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Can you bring your son with you and have someone care for him at the gym or close by? That way you could nurse just before you work out, and then just after, and you wouldn't interrupt your 2-3 hour pattern.

 

If that is not an option and you are going to be away for 4 hours, you have several options.

 

You could express some breastmilk and leave it for him. His care provider could feed it to him in an open cup, or a straw cup, or a sippy cup.

 

You could leave some solid food and water while you are away, and nurse just before you leave and right when you get back.

 

You could leave him without any food or milk - but if he nurses every 2-3 hours then he may be really hungry and upset by the time you get back.

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Im going to suggest one more option....make sure you are home within 3 hours.  within the next few months, his eating will (most likely ) pick up and he will be able to go longer without you. 


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