There is no way I can pump 5x to replace the 5 bottles DS has at daycare during the work day. My supply is tanking and I want to continue, but there is no way I can keep up and I wonder if it is worth continuing just for two of the five bottles he has during the day.
ETA: Sorry, I guess I should have given more details. DS is 12 weeks old. The first two days of daycare, he got five 5 oz bottles and finished all over the span of the time he is at daycare which is about 8am - 6pm. I do believe they were overfeeding him an extra bottle because they were feeding every 2 hours instead of every 3. I agree that they were probably feeding him as soon as he fussed instead of trying other things to settle him down. I talked to them yesterday and he only used three 5 oz bottles. They asked if I could add 1 more ounce, so he would take three 6 oz bottles during that period. I think he eats more than average, but he has been from the get go really. He likes to eat. :) I don't want him overfed though.
I'm pumping in the morning before work, twice at work and normally twice each evening (the last time being right before bed). DS has been sleeping for really long stretches and I have slept through the night a few times. Sometimes I get up to pump.
This morning I had enough pumped milk to send three of his four bottles with all BM and one spare bottle with formula.