I am exclusively breastfeeding (or ebf as they say in online forums)
LeoB eats every 1-4 hours. Usually 2.
People have offered to watch him so J and I can go out.
J wants to go out.
Me? I don't.
ok. Not quite true. I do. I want to go out with J. I want to go out with my friends.
But that's not the way it's going to be anytime soon. At least not without Bunny.
Because, like I said above: I'm ebf. And that just means it's not time, yet.
I do have a little hand breast pump. I have used it. It's not hard, or unbearably uncomfortable. LeoB has taken a bottle or 2.
So why not pump and go out?
I don't feel ok about it.
LeoB is only 7.5 weeks old.
If bottles, pumps and formula had not been invented I would not be able to be away for more than an hour.
I think that is something significant. My gut tells me not to leave him yet.
I've had my struggles adjusting for sure. I'm tired, my back hurts, my mind is a little addled.
But I did know I'd be attached to this baby for a while yet. Because it just makes sense to me. He needs me.
J being such an active parent is amazing. LeoB and I are truly blessed to have such a great guy in our lives.
I don't know when the right time will be to leave him for more than an hour. But I will.