Hi, I am down with awful chest infection, antibiotics and high temp and can hardly move. My mil is coming tomorrow to help and she wants to take my lo to her house (which is 20 mins drive away).
She suggested I express some milk, but I am not sure if it's a good idea? I feed her for naps and she feeds 4-5 times a day. She is blw so doesn't take much solids. I have a medela pump and I expressed once or twice when she was tiny, but she never took a bottle. She can drink from a cup though.
Part of me can't be bothered and I am worried but I am going to work part time in aug so I will have to start thinking about this sort of thing Mil will probably mention that!
Sorry if it doesn't make sense, I am so tired, writing from ipad.
By the time my LO was 8 months he could drink from a juice cup so I would just express and give it in a cup instead so basically just missed out using bottles! You might find she'll take it better off someone when you're not around too. It shouldn't take you too long to pump off some milk for her to take away. You could use it as a practise for when you go back to work?
Thank you, I am really emotional now, could be my brain fried from ilness but I am so worried she is going to think I have abandoned her! Gosh, what's wrong with me! She likes mil, but apart from walks she hasn't been apart from me with mil
She can, I think that mil wants to help out but I am always the one saying no when she offers to take her out for longer. I may try for a few hours and ask her to bring lo back as soon as she is unhappy?
I think perhaps a few hours is a gOod place to start. Seperating for a long time first time is a big ask. Introducing a cup is a great idea and a bit of a must actually but she isn't likely to drink from it much for the first few times so expecting her to get a whole feed from it first go is a bit much.
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