Hi gang! I feel like a stranger lately- after TB did their redesign that apparently didn't stick, I wasn't able to access the page for a while (total user error, ha!).
So, I've finally decided that I'm tired of being chained to my pump (we are EPing), and I'm going to drop my middle-of-the-day pumps. I still want to pump 2-3 times in the morning (MOTN, first thing in the AM and around noon), but then take out the 2 daytime pumps and not pump again until DH is home and can take care of Little Snuffles around 6. Then I'll do another pump before bed. That would take me from 7 sessions a day to 5. Any advice or tips on what to expect? Any chance I'll be able to keep my supply up?
I imagine I'll also have to start supplementing with formula. I was going to try the half BM/half formula bottles and see how that goes. Question is: Snuffles only takes about 3.5 oz each feed, but the minimum mixing equation on the formula is for 2 oz. I know I can't just mix up 4 oz and save it, right? You have to use it within an hour? Though some people say they mix up a pitcher for the day. How does that work out?
Also, what kind of water do you all use for bottles? Do you boil it first? Use bottled? We live in Germany and in this area they pride themselves on their really top quality tap water, so I feel like it's as safe as anything in the States. Also, what temperature of water do you use?