I know, this question is probably asked a million times. So here's a million + 1.
Fred is in daycare for no more than 10 hours a day. I send four 4-ounce bottles and keep an extra bag of milk in their freezer, just in case. He eats all 4 ounces, but has yet to touch the extra bag. A few weeks ago, they took some leftover milk from the day before and made him some 5 ounce bottles since he was hungry for it. I think it was his growth spurt. He ate the 5 ounce bottles, but he also crapped out of his diaper every day they fed him that much. They asked me to send 5 ounce bottles, but I ignored them and kept sending 4.
Yesterday they asked me again to send 5 ounces, or to send an extra bag of milk so they can make it for him. They also suggested supplementing with formula. I asked if he was fussy for more milk after the feedings and they said "no, he just keeps sucking." I mean, he could be sucking because babies like to suck right? When I hesitated she told me to ask my pediatrician.
There's no way I can send 20 ounces of milk to daycare each day and keep up with that demand by pumping. I'm barely squeaking out 16 ounces and have to pump like a hundred times a day to get that much. It also seems wasteful to me if he's just crapping all the breastmilk out in record time.
Am I starving my baby? How many bottles and how many ounces do you send to daycare? How long is your baby there?