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should i bf on days off??

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mamawharton Tue 23-Oct-12 20:58:37

just wondered if any of you could answer a question for me?? dd is 8 months and i go back to work in 3 weeks. 2 days a week until xmas and then 4 days in new year. im hoping to bf as long as possible. dd is currently bf at 7 10 2 and 7.30 with meals at 8.30 12.30 and 4.30. my mom is starting to have her in prep for me going back to work :-( i intend to bf all but the 10 feed. she took a bit of ebm from a cup today at 10 which is amazing as she has always been a bottle refuser and has never before accepted my milk in any form but from me!!. my questions are..... how long would she need to keep this feed before swapping to a snack? should i bf on my days off at this time or encourage the cup? dd only feeds from one side per feed, so if i continue to alternate sides for feeds when i express at 10 should i treat this as a feed- if so she will only bf off my right side at bedtime.... is that ok - i won't get lopsided or sore?? alot of questions i know but if anyone can answer/ explain what they did i would be most grateful

feekerry Tue 23-Oct-12 21:17:42

Hi. I'm in a very similar situation as you. Going back to work 1st Feb full time . Dd will be 10 months. I ebf totally on demand so can't really put any timings on feeding and were currently blw so dd not eating much. I was planning on leaving ddi with plenty of ebm in the days as she will take some from a cup and completely feeding on demand at weekends and when i am home from work. Remember milk should be main source of food for a year so i wouldn't be replacing it with solids hoping my boobs will adjust to meet dd needs as they haven't let me down so far !x

PolterGoose Wed 24-Oct-12 16:28:37

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