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Yesterday, was C's first day at the sitter and it was a success.  I didn't even get upset about leaving him because I actually dropped him off and he was snoozing so, it was a smooth transition.  I was so confident about our decision and C's sitter just makes me feel so comfortable.  I even received a text about how he was doing around 12pm and I was there to pick him up at about 5pm. 

He did great, except, he didn't really eat too well.  I mean, he's a boob man and he just fights the bottle.  It's not that he doesn't like it, it's just not what he prefers and because of that, he just doesn't eat like he would if we were together.  He eats about 8 or so ounces when we are a part and they are about 4 hours in between.  When we are together, we are usually nursing every 2.5 to 3.5 hours.
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I get concerned about this because I think that he's just holding out until he gets home, but then I have to remember that if he gets hungry enough, he'll eat.  Also, they say that babies will eat about the same number of ounces for how many hours they are away from their parents.  We usually a part for about 10 hours and he'll only eat about 8.  That's not too far off, but I can see now that he's actually reverse cycling during the week.  I don't mind, because I want him to nurse, but I still worry and I shouldn't.

As far as my supply is going, from after the weekend, I thought it had dipped, but honestly I don't think that is the case.  I was able to fill both bottles for today and still have 2.5 ounces for tomorrow and 4 ounces to freeze.  I'm basically still pumping double what I need for the next day.  I'm so happy about that!  I also am so jazzed to have TWO of these bags full of milk in my freezer.  It's been a lifesaver and I just love filling the bags.  Makes me so happy that my body can do this!

Have any of you experienced this reverse-cycling with your children when you returned to work?

On a side note, it's never to early for sunchips, right?  That may or may not be what I'm consuming for my second breakfast.

Happy Tuesday!

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the grumbles said…
oh yes, reverse cycling. Jude did pretty much the same thing it sounds like Coen is doing. especially for the first few months at the sitters he would eat some there but not as much as he would "normally" eat and then stock up big time as soon as we got home. it also contributed to more often night nursing for us, which i didn't mind terribly because it was our nice reconnect time.

it did go away, eventually. by 7-8 months i didn't notice it at all.
Kristen said…
My little guy refused the bottle too when I first went back to work - it stressed me out so much I would be at my desk crying because I knew he wasn't eating :( But after about a month he took both boob and bottle with no problem and we haven't had an issue since. Glad the sitter is going well!

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