If you have read my blog for more than two minutes, you know that Wallace and I went through hell to establish breastfeeding and stick to it. We had eight wonderful women donate breastmilk to him along the way and I couldn’t have done it without them.
Since we have night weaned, my breasts have been adjusting to not being needed at night. I try to get him to nurse well before falling asleep but sometimes he is just too ready for bed. I was sitting here, on my spot on the floor in my hallway/closet, last night with my boobs tingling because he barely nursed. I went and hunted down a bottle, miraculously not waking Wallace, and started hand expressing.
I had been feeling bad that I had to throw away expired donated milk (he stopped wanting to take bottles and really didn’t seem to need it) when it dawned on me that I could pump/express and freeze it for a friend! She is due with her second in a few months and had just as hard of a time as we did with breastfeeding her first. She had a harder time coming by donor milk than I did.
I have set a goal of 4-6oz a week for 14 weeks. That could get her 60-84oz ready as backup!