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So I'm probably making this way more complicated than it needs to be, but I'm conflicted about what to do with my pumped milk. I have probably around 180ish oz in the freezer now, and it's looking like I will be staying at home. Before I had Noelle, I thought I'd probably like giving her a bottle more than breastfeeding, but now it kind of makes me emotional to think about her not depending on just my boob (is that pathetic or what?).
So anyway, I guess I need to figure out when and how to use this frozen breastmilk. If you give a bottle, what time of day do you do it? Do you pump instead? I guess I just don't see the point in replacing a feeding with a bottle when my boobs are always available, but I also don't want to waste all the saved milk. I guess I should also think about weaning myself from pumping if this is how I feel, but DD has started sleeping long stretches at night, and I wake up so engorged and she never fully relieves the discomfort first thing in the morning. I only pump once a day, after the first morning feeding, and I'm getting 9-10oz total.
Sorry for the babbling, just looking for thoughts/experiences/etc. Our freezer is getting full, and when I expressed this to DH, he said "Well, maybe you should throw out the oldest milk.." Um, no!