We had our one month appt today and I was really thrown by my pedi's answers to some of my questions.
In conversation I mentioned I wasn't sure how many times I should pump when I go back to work. She told me one pump would be plenty and that he would eat before and after work. I had already told her he would miss 3 to 4 feedings during my day and one pump seems like terrible advice?
Then I asked how I would know how many ounces to send and when to increase. She said the rule is "age in months plus 3" so since he is one month he needs 4 oz. That just seems like a ridiculous amount at say, 5 months. Every BF baby I know always had smaller bottles.
Then she went on to say if I don't end up pumping enough I can always supplement with an ounce of formula in the breastmilk bottle.
Is all of that weird BF advice? It just doesn't sound right to me and I feel really hesitant. But DH says she has more experience so she would know...