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Originally Posted by rainy32
Hi mamas, I could use some advice/wisdom -
DS is 9 months old and nurses on demand (probably 6 - 8 times a day/night) and loves solids as well (eats something with us at every meal).
I just returned to work last week -- 20 hours a week -- I leave ds 3 times a week for 6 hours at a time. I pump just enough to have 8 oz on hand per day, in part because I feel like I don't have enough of a supply to pump more and still feed him when I get home.
I can't figure out what my questions are ... :
Am I compromising my milk supply by going 6 hours a day 3 days a week without feeding or pumping? Sometimes I get home and he's not hungry so I go maybe 8 hours. He only nurses on one side at a time, so one breast might not get any nursing action for 10 hours or more!
Am I hurting him by having him drink diluted juice and water, and eat his favorite solids, if he is hungry/thirsty after the bottle is gone and I am not home yet?
I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!
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