the beginning of the end

So this is definitely the beginning of the end of our breastfeeding journey. Henry will be 21 weeks at the weekend and he is just too hungry. After a horrendous few days last month when he was latched for 17 hours in 24 and still upset, over the past few weeks in addition to his bedtime bottle, we have been introducing bottles at the times which will become his meals: 9am, 1pm and 5pm. What I have as a result is a much happier baby, I can only assume because he’s not as hungry anymore.  This has of course has had a dramatic impact on my supply to the point where he doesn’t actually feed from me any more, just nurses for comfort. Which is fine but I have a feeling that over the next week or so that too will stop as he’s during that time started to enjoy a dummy for comfort and sleeping.

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