I don't remember the first time I heard about Supply and Demand, but it has probably been in one of the first classes in business school. Since then I have heard about it several times, first in business school, later when studying Marketing Economy, and in my job in retail.
The last time I heard about it was from a midwife... she was telling about breastfeeding, and telling us that the more milk the baby demanded, the more our bodies would supply... I must say I'm not fully convinced, not after having spent 2 or 3 nights breastfeeding more or less non stop from 10 pm till 3 am...
So last night we caved in... we made Jonas a bottle from formula (don't tell the midwives!), and no wonder I have been breastfeeding for 5 hours every night, he was hungry, he ate a whole bottle of 100 ml. He fell asleep at 10.15 pm and slept till 2.30 am, where I could change his diaper, breastfeed him and put him back to sleep in just 20 minutes! Which was repeated at 5.30 am before sleeping till 8.30 am. So this morning I actually woke up not feeling tired! I don't even think I need a nap during the day today... So hurrah for formula, which now will be a routine every night.
I'm not giving up breastfeeding just yet though, because that seems to be an excellent diet... and let's face it, I still have a bit of baby weight to loose. In a week though I have lost 4 kg, never done that in such a short time, and especially not while eating cake and candy! So breastfeeding is now my all time favourite diet, so I'm sticking with it for some time still:)
The combination of breastfeeding and formula has left me with extra energy, so hopefully I will also start getting better at reading your blogs, I have read some, but I hope this mean that I will have energy to start commenting as well!