Today, I'm going to a new-moms group in my 'hood. There's a local wine bar that has "wine and wh.iners" Wednesdays -- ie, you drink wine and bring your kid. I haven't had a sip of booze in, oh, 10+ months, and I don't think I'll break down today, given that alcohol supposedly reduces supply (despite popular lore), but maybe next week. I do love me some chardonnay.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Did I say a month? Make that four weeks.
Well, I thought I could get to Saturday on breastmilk alone (for Seb.astian, not for me -- though I hear breastmilk can be used for a variety of ailments), but I'm revising that to four weeks. Which is today. After bragging on here about his weight gain, it has dropped off a bit despite constant feeding, and so I think it's time to supplement. Also, I can never leave the house because I'm always feeding or pumping, and I am neglecting my first child big-time. So tonight, we start the formula chasers, at least until I get the donor milk. I'm aiming for a 2/3 breastmilk, 1/3 formula split for the next month if I can swing it (and if my supply doesn't crash). That should be possible since I am not going to drop any feedings or anything, but we'll see.