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Old 02-20-2013, 05:08 AM   #11
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Be sure your sitter is using the right feeding method for your baby: http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/f...ottle-feeding/

It is very easy to over feed the breastfed baby from a bottle (or any baby for that matter). There's so many reasons for a baby to be fussy, but chances are hunger isn't one of them if you pumped that milk that he got.
This. He was beeping overfed.

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:18 AM   #12
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He's probably fine, but I'd make sure to provide what he eats at the sitter's. Even if he's eating more with her. All the EBF babies I took care of consumed more throughout day from me than they did from mom. They also slept better. I had 5 other children in my care and didn't have the time to rock/hold to sleep going to/from school, homework, changing other kids diapers, etc. The babies all acclimated very well and were always more "needy" at home. They just really want mommy
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:19 AM   #13
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He's probably fine, but I'd make sure to provide what he eats at the sitter's. Even if he's eating more with her. All the EBF babies I took care of consumed more throughout day from me than they did from mom. They also slept better. I had 5 other children in my care and didn't have the time to rock/hold to sleep going to/from school, homework, changing other kids diapers, etc. The babies all acclimated very well and were always more "needy" at home. They just really want mommy
She watches them in our home. I prepared bottles ahead of time but made sure there was more than I thought he might need as it was only the second time I've been away from him. I did use similac nipples that I got from the hospital, I think next time I will use the breast flow bottles/nipples like I used with dd. He's nursing great today, maybe more frequently but back to his fussy snuggly self, lol! I hate second guessing myself. You would think by the fourth kid I would be over that!
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:27 AM   #14
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I can't imagine having to leave a nursing baby everyday. I truly admire you I don't have very good results with pumping and would be worried all the time haha! Not mention missing my baby. You are a strong woman!
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:11 PM   #15
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I can't imagine having to leave a nursing baby everyday. I truly admire you I don't have very good results with pumping and would be worried all the time haha! Not mention missing my baby. You are a strong woman!
I'm only back part time for the next 3 weeks, then I go back full time but full time for me is 3 12 hour shifts/week so while its long days its only 3 days away. Luckily I have always been an efficient pumper. I still have some frozen stash from last summer when I was still pumping with my toddler. Knowing they are still getting breastmilk softens the blow of leaving them a little
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I'm only back part time for the next 3 weeks, then I go back full time but full time for me is 3 12 hour shifts/week so while its long days its only 3 days away. Luckily I have always been an efficient pumper. I still have some frozen stash from last summer when I was still pumping with my toddler. Knowing they are still getting breastmilk softens the blow of leaving them a little
While it may not sound ideal to someone who didn't plan it, moms and babies are flexible and adjust. It does sound like the baby-watching situation and work hours are pretty optimal. You are doing great, Mama.
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Is he going potty frequently? Wet and poopy diapers are a good indicator he is getting what he needs )
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