He's gaining great (almost doubled his birthweight by 2 months
) so that's not a problem. He's slow and falls asleep and nurse for an hour, like every hour.
I don't want to give him bottles at all but even though he goes to work with me, I have work to do.
I'm also having a hard time balancing nursing him with....Well, life. I try to get up early to nurse him in the morning but that rarely works out
and I end up giving him a bottle while I'm helping the kids get ready for school. Then sometimes he will have one in the late afternoon/evening when I'm trying to help the kids with homework, do dinner, etc. My dh doesn't get home until 6:00 p.m. and three nights a week has to be at job #2 at 8:00 and I'm basically a single parent during the week. I just need more time.
I have tried different positions, etc. to no avail. He just wants to take a few swigs, sleep, smile at me and play with my hair, fall asleep again, etc.
I know the bottles are a problem. I feel terrible about giving them to him, actually. I just can't nurse him 24/7. He needs a baby breastfeeding bootcamp.
I went to GNC a little while ago and got the tea.