Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hungry hungry hippo!

Ryland's appetite is increasing!  For the longest time he would only eat 4 oz every three hours (give or take 30 mins).  All of a sudden he's up to 5 oz every three hours!  He will consume at a minimum 24 oz a day and I am only able to nurse/pump ~20 oz a day since returning to work.  This seems like a lot to me, but baby would disagree as he's been demanding more!  :^/  I apparently just can't keep up with my growing little man.  So as of Monday this week we started supplementing with formula.  So far so good, he's taking the mixture without any issues.  I was a little disappointed at first to start supplementing, but then I realized by doing this it took away my stress and frustration to pump a certain amount every day.  Formula is perfectly fine and he's still getting breast milk.  Heck, I managed to nurse/feed him breast milk exclusively for 14 weeks.  I think that's pretty darn good.  Breastfeeding doesn't have to be all or nothing, plus any amount of breast milk is beneficial.  I will continue to pump and nurse my little guy as I do enjoy that time with him.  :)

Finally enjoying tummy time 7/27/11

Peace yo!

Well hello there!  Emma and Ry at Sam's boat 7/24


  1. I know exactly how you feel! I did the same thing with Drew. I felt like I was letting him down at first, but once I realized how much less stressed I was, it made ALL the difference! I actually just stopped pumping 2 weeks ago. Ahhh! It's so nice to not be tied to a machine anymore! Congrats to you for exclusively breastfeeding for 14 weeks! It's tough work, and Ryland got the best of you... lots of immune system boosters. Congrats! :)

  2. Thanks! It sounds like I will be following in your footsteps. I figured I'd only pump for 6 months or so. It will be nice not to be tied up to a machines 4+ times a day!