So, as it’s nearly time to go back to work, I’ve been trying to prepare the baby for the change. And failing.
3 weeks of trying to get little to drink formula. 2 brands of formula. 2 types of bottle, 5/6 types of sippy/straw/magic cups.
And the baby says no…
In fact the baby spat out the first formula every time… a week later I tried another one. Baby said ‘ok’ (well, not literally, she’s not baby genius) but she drank 20ml. And that was it. Apart from the <gross alert> explosive, mucus filled poops </gross alert> which happening every time I managed to get her to drink a mouthful (and apparently mean she’s intolerant to the formula). Which is all she ever drank.
This culminated in her deciding she wasn’t drinking it anymore. At the start of this week, we’d gone an entire day on a few sips of water. She was crying, I was crying, she was dehydrated but still refusing the formula. So I gave her breastmilk in a bottle. And she downed it. So, we know she can do it if she wants to! So I mixed formula in. She spat it at me.
So now formula has been shelved, poops are normal, baby is happy.. bank balance less happy as I bought an electric pump and paid to have it delivered the next day.
Now I’m trying to figure out how to deal with this at work – I will be spending my lunch breaks stuck in a meeting room with my new machine, being milked like a cow. Awesome.