I spent the last 5 months fussing and fretting over my milk supply and now, to mangle a phrase, my bewbies runneth over. I would feel so guilty giving him formula when his demand outpaced my supply because I felt like my boobs were failing him. (I know, I know, but I felt guilty anyway.) When he was a newborn and nursing every two hours, I also felt like he was going to nurse forever. I had no idea how quickly he would be on solids. Six months seemed like a lifetime away but here we are, feeding him butternut squash puree from his BPA-free spoon.
Baby S started on solids a little over a month ago and now, finally, has started sleeping a solid 11-13 hours at night. My bewbies, however, have not gotten the memo and are still producing copious amounts of milk. I am stocking our freezer, my mom’s freezer (she babysits Baby S when I work), and then I am slowly going to cut down on pumping. I am afraid if I don’t pump, I am going to get mastititis, so I am hoping that if I cut down gradually I can avoid this.
I am also making all of Baby S’s food and quite enjoying it, actually. I am learning a lot about vegetables and enjoying picking out organic food stuffs at our grocery store. Mr. MC does most of the cooking at our house, but I feel this overwhelming desire to cook for Baby S, perhaps because I am his main source of food now? Or because it gives me something concrete to do during the day? We now have a freezer stocked with home-made baby food and boob-juice-cicles.
A great website: http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/