Reverse cycling..but what about the accumulated expressed breastmilk?
by Ris Que
I am still breastfeeding my 13 month old daughter. But lately for the last couple of months, her milk intake during the day i.e when I am at work, is very low. She basically refuses to take it (it's expressed breast milk, by the way)! When I come home from work, the first thing she does is sign milk so I breastfeed her once I get home. And it would be frequent feeding after that, every 15 to 20mins or so, while she plays. She still wakes up 2 to 3 times at night for feeds.
Don't get me wrong, I love doing it and am very happy she still wants to breastfeed but I am worried about her milk intake. She eats solids and takes water just fine though. But she is still a child and needs milk to grow!
We've tried giving it in a cup but haven't had much success with that. We've tried adding the expressed milk in her food and that helps a bit. I have accumulated my milk in the freezer and so far, it hasn't gone beyond the 'expiry date'. I'd hate to see this white gold go to waste..
Somebody suggested that I try giving her formula milk during the daytime but continue breastfeeding when I am not working / after work. This is probably being selfish on my part but why should I give her something else when I know I can give her the best stuff??
I know this is reverse cycling but not even wanting the same milk during daytime - is that really normal?
I am a first time mom so any tips and advice would be great! :)