Just wondering if anyone out there has exclusively expressed breast milk for their LO.
With DS1 I struggled through 6months of hating breastfeeding to the point I was starting to resent him. I feel quite claustrophobic (sp?) feeding Y find myself having hot flushes & feeling really 'stuck' in one place. However, after getting past these feelings I really enjoyed BF from 6 - 12mths.
Anyway long story short, DS2 is now 9 weeks old. After cracked & bleeding nipples followed by 2 bouts of Mastitis I started to express & bottle feed. He is now basically exclusively fed with EBM which I have found to make life so much easier for me.
The time it takes to feed him a bottle & express immediately after is approx 30min which is around the same time it would take to BF. I also find it more convenient with a 2yo that I can be a bit more choosy with times I pump so I can sort of schedule that around his needs. All in all it is working really well for us.
My only concern of course is how long I can keep this up supply wise. Just wondering if anyone has successfully continued this long term & if so for how long?
Thanks in advance for your advice!