Hello everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have recovered from the traveling and family. Christmas through a three year old's eyes really is amazing. Of course getting up early was no problem at all with a newborn in the house! I was worried Santa might not come if I was caught awake for a feeding when he came by.
It's seems like it has been a long time since I have done this newborn thing! With John I didn't have a good supply so we supplemented starting at one week and I never really pumped much. With Ryan I have been EP and havin a pretty good supply - about three days ahead of what he is eating. But I guess with the holidays I got off of a good pumping routine so my supply dropped and I am down to only about 2 days ahead. I've been trying to get back on a better schedule but I go back to work next week so I'll have to change my schedule again. He has been sleeping ok at night and waking every three hours to the minute most nights. Obviously I would like for him to sleep a little longer stretch at night once I go back to work.
So, here's my question, would you start supplementing with formula for at least one of the night bottles? If so, do you do half BM and half formula? I'm super excited that I have been able to use BM this long and would like to continue to provide at least half of his bottles as BM for a few more weeks - maybe to three months - but selfishly I really want to stop wearing a bra to bed and pumping!
Question #2, did you have to cut out dairy while BF? How did you know to cut it out? Did you find it helped or were there other foods that also caused discomfort? About every 2-3 days Ryan gets horrible stinky gas and eventually has a blowout complete with a big smile. He grunts like a baby billy goat while passing gas and keeps us and himself up at night. Pedaling his legs and laying him on his belly seem to help his discomfort but it still lasts awhile. Any tips? diet changes?