daycare once I leave. He is usually only upset for less than 30 seconds,
and then starts to play with all the toys. And usually he doesn’t have a problem with me leaving, which makes it so much easier. Often when I pick Hudson up
at the end of the day he is having so much fun he doesn’t want to leave. So really, I
shouldn’t feel guilty at all. I guess I deal with the guilt by making the time that I do get to spend with Hudson count. Some days when I pick him up from daycare he just wants to be held all evening until it’s time for bed. It’s not fun to try to make dinner while holding a clingy toddler but he just wants his mama….and I’m not going to deny him that!
Tracy asked if when I first stopped pumping how it affected my milk supply. I talked a lot about weaning in part 2, but when I first started to eliminate pumping sessions my milk supply went down for sure. I used to be able to feel when my milk let down, but that feeling started to go away. It’s all about supply and demand. Towards the end Hudson did seem to not feel as satisfied at the breast at bedtime, probably because he wasn’t getting as much milk as he was used to…..so I just started offering him a small bottle right before nursing and that seemed to do the trick!