"I was solely breastfeeding my daughter for the first seven weeks. But then when I went back to work and began pumping milk for her bottles at the daycare, I was not able to pump at work as often as I wanted because my schedule was a little unpredictable. Eventually I wasn't able to fill enough bottles for her the next day.
I talked to several mothers who said the same thing happened to them, and they had to quit nursing all together. But a lactation consultant had told me that I can mix formula in with my breastmilk to fill the bottles for her and it works out great. I don't get so distressed about not feeding her enough or too stressed out at work if I have to miss a pumping session. I do this pretty regularly now, so that at least I can give her some breastmilk instead of nothing!
I was very surprised to find out that many mothers did not know this, and that when it happened to them, they stopped altogether. I'm going on six months breasfeeding now and am still able to nurse my daughter and work!"
Thanks Heidi for sharing your story and good luck to you and your daughter in the future.
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