Velvet and Paisley

Back to School
2003-09-27 @ 9:36 p.m.

School is kicking my butt. I have to get up at 5:45 every morning to ensure that I have enough time for Paisley to nurse twice before I leave at 8:15. Then I pump on the thirty five minute drive to school. I have a three hour lecture and then pump again on the return trip.

As soon as I get home, Paisley nurses because she does not like bottles at all. She drinks around an ounce of expressed milk while I am gone and then nurses approximately every hour while I am home. I don't mind and it is okay for now but, I worry about when I have clinicals. One ounce will not satisfy her for the nine and a half hours I am gone. I don't know what to do. I only have about a week and a half to figure out some kind of solution.

So far we have tried the breastmilk at various temperatures, several different nipple shapes, and different flow rates. Nothing helps and I am at a loss for what to try next.