>Yesterday was Melissa’s last day pumping.
Her original goal was to breastfeed Loren for 6 months. Since we are only about a week away from the 8 month mark I would say she was more than successful. Honestly the primary reason for stopping is Loren needs more milk than Mel is producing. Mel would pump multiple times a day (at work) and the last few days she was only getting about 2 ounces total…and Loren is taking between 6 and 8 oz per feeding now.
The only sticky part is that she still eats in the middle of the night…how did you non-breast feeding moms deal with that?
The obvious goal is to stop feeding her in the middle of the night. However, since her sniffles are finally gone we are going to start sleep training (probably this weekend) soon. So, is it fair to take away her swing, her warm cuddles and her midnight snack?
I will miss the convenience of not having to pack bottles…