Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but I’m feeling pretty unsatisfied from my meals today. I have to admit it, I’ve been drinking either a keriug Chai Latte or Hot Chocolate every day after lunch for an embarrassing amount of time… and I’m missing it. I’m staring at a clementine right now just knowing that it’s not going to do the trick.
I know, I know… it could be worse. And it’s definitely not the worst thing in the world to have my bad habits broken. But still… I want a cookie.
Honestly, the worst part is the fact that all of my stored pumped milk is unuseable. That means that despite the fact that my wonderful husband takes any and all night feeds, I have to wake up to pump so he has milk to give our girl. Our “reserve” went from probably 100 ounces to 4 ounces. We’re saving all of my “dairy milk” in hopes that maybe there will be use for it in the future, but I’m not hopeful. Plus, that means that I have a LOT of pumping to do to earn a sans baby field trip. Totally sucky.
As an FYI, hubs takes the night feeds because tiny Charlotte gets way too excited to see mommy and thus refuses to go back to bed making night feeds go from 20 minutes (how long it takes with daddy) to over an hour (how long it takes with mommy).
For the milk you cannot use, consider donating! http://milkbankwgl.org/
You’re so smart! Xo
You may still want to hold off. Many babies only have an issue with milk for their first year. If all else fails you can still give her your pumped milk after her first birthday if she doesn’t continue to have issues with milk products. I do not know how long you plan to breast feed but if you want to continue after her first birthday, I suggest slowing adding milk products in your diet after her first birthday to see how she does. But still no guarantees, she may always have a milk intolerance. Good luck!!
Oh no! I’m just now catching up, but I imagine that in the previous post(which I’ll be reading next) you write about your baby having a dairy intolerance? That’s been a fear of mine, as I begin breastfeeding, as I’ve heard it’s quite popular!
Hang in there! I know it doesn’t make it easier now, but it won’t be forever!!
I’ve only been breastfeeding for one week, and I can already say this: We women are tough! Because this sort of thing is NOT easy!